The pond surface can change within minutes. This day, an approaching rain storm turned the surface into silver silk...a really stunning effect.
Or perhaps I should say "affect". I'm am beginning to see an emotional component to the water that I never thought of before. Normally the water is serenely still, only disturbed by a passing breeze that, as it did above, just rippled the water surface. I decided to introduce a bit of chaos to the sublime tranquility of my little pond.
PLOP! A small stone I tossed into the pond created beautiful ripples and a kind of quick silver surface. The lily pads rocked back and forth and the circle widened until, in less than a minute, all was returned to a lovely calm.
The pond absorbed my interference with ease. It seems to me that tranquility and peace is the natural character of the pond. It takes disturbance in stride and quietly returns to its preferred state.