The metaphor of the river has taken on new significance of late, representing the only constant in life—change
Water is Life Though she considers herself more of a land lubber, water has always played prominently in Jael Rattigan’s story. From growing up in Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes, to uprooting and settling on the Caribbean Sea of Costa Rica, to relocating to Asheville and creating French Broad Chocolates—whose namesake is our beloved, ancient river—Jael believes Water connects us all and tells our shared stories. “No man ever steps in the same river twice… for it is not the same river, and he is not the same man.” — Hericlitus The metaphor of the river has taken on new significance of late, representing the only constant in life—change. Join Jael as she shares the ups and downs of her story—from effortless floats to threatening white water—through the metaphor of the river.