There's an Akan proverb which says:
"The River crosses the Path; The Path crosses the River-which of these is the elder? The Path crosses the River; the River crosses the Path- which of these is older? We cut the Path to cross the River but the River is from long, long ago."
My take: We can choose wisely where to place the path, so long as we are aware of the River and the area of its overflow.
We have chosen to make a pathway of relief through celebration. You can help make this path across the river! You can help to make a bridge!