I was once a colourful little fish in a river.
I am now a drop in the ocean
where the fish and the river flow.
川 – kawa means “river” or “flow” in Japanese. By flow, it is meant the one from the clouds to the river to the sea. It is often used as a model for life whereby one tries to live in harmony with circunstances (people, work, thoughts, words, deeds, etc.).