I have always had a deep love for water; as far back as I can remember I’ve been intensely drawn to it. All water: the ocean, rivers, lakes, waterfalls; I love all of it.
There is something so healing about water. I remember the first and only time I saw a true fresh bubbling spring. It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. It looked and smelled so surreal to me. The lilypads so beautiful, the water so crystal clear, the fresh air coming off of it, the taste, all just truly so magical and serene.
Even in the eyes of a young, naive child, without being told at all, I knew I was beholding something truly special.
And my love for water has only amplified over time; and my desire for the water of Earth to be as pure as if we had never set foot on this planet. Which is very laughable, because it is something we have polluted so extensively I’m not sure how long it would take to rectify our mistakes. I think even if everyone consciously chose to fix the issue and take corrective actions it would still take decades to reverse and that’s without even taking into account the destruction and pollution of the ice caps.
We prioritize so many idiocies on this planet and yet water, a vital component of our daily lives is abused, damaged and taken for granted.
I love water so much. I don’t get how we could destroy something so absolutely necessary to our very existence, but then again…….
we destroy our own bodies and souls willingly. We destroy the things we claim to love all the time; let alone the things that don’t even enter into our mind.
I’m not immune to that. I am human too. I never would claim otherwise. But it does make me so sad to see all this and not know what to do about it.
All I can do is what I can do from my own little speck of space and time. And we all must pick our battles. Mine is trying to live moment by moment doing the best I can, with as much grace and mindfulness as I can muster. That is its own struggle.
I hope we can all rise together one day to figure out solutions for all these problems we have in the world instead of just constantly fighting about them. But that seems a distant wish never to come to fruition in a world that seems to be driven by forces that simply don’t care.