Monday, June 08, 2009

We are water

It’s true. The human body is made up of about 65% water.

And we certainly are drawn to water. Look at the number of people who live on the coastlines, or near large lakes. There’s something about the rhythms and sounds of water that entrances us – and then there’s swimming, boating, skiing, and simply playing in it.

This was taken at the MK Nature Center, where the MK engineers created running streams and pools for wildlife. And for people, too, who like to stand on the bridges and watch the water flow past.

We’re lucky in the U.S to have clean drinking water. I came across Charity:Water, which is a non-profit organization that works to bring safe, clean drinking water to people in developing countries. According to their site, over 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water. They have a lot of good information about water management, needs and usage worldwide, and the projects they are working on.

Makes me stop and consider when I wash my hands, fill a glass of water from the kitchen faucet, and hear the “hissing of summer lawns” during our evening walks.

Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.
--Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


Katie said...

Very cool water shadows! I'm guilty -- I not only like to swim, but I'm most comfortable living near water. I especially like seeing San Francisco Bay on my way to work every day. Thanks for the Charity:Water link -- I'll go check that out.

Ms M said...

I would like to live near water, too. (Growing up in the Midwest, I've never quite adjusted to the desert.) When I lived in Oregon, I loved going over the to the coast for day trips. And I miss the ocean.
But the Boise River is pretty; especially now when it's running fast and high.