Thoughts on life prompted by a drop of life-giving water – so scarce in some places, so abundant in others. Some thoughts on water on The Corner in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “New.”
Our dependence on this liquid gave rise to a moment of reflection on its power and the more broader container of life in which it sits. Life – its mysteries, its intricacies, its wonders, its creation and, its future – continue to abound and is hydrated by this amazing liquid we know as water.
This drop of water, which falls from the sky, which forms into a puddle, which grows into a pool, which runs into a river, which flows into the ocean, which rises back up to the sky to start all over again, this amazing drop of water is a reminder of the cleansing it brings – both natural and spiritual. It gives life and so it represents life. It also epitomises the newness of life, a new beginning, a change from old ways.
This drop of water, this necessity of life, reminded me of a friend (“G”) who had let his need of water wane during an illness prompting an urgent call to arms to remind him of our dependence on this fluid.
Water, water every where
Though it seems not enough in G
What on earth were you thinking?
Surely, we cannot let this one be!
Take your dose each and every day
Fill up with good old H2O
Do not let even a moment slip by
Or back to hospital you will go!
And when you guzzle the clear fluid
Make sure you don’t use tint
Are you reading me? Are you lucid?
Are you picking up on the hint?
Now no more surprises, stop testing the body!
There is enough stress in life
Testing us all in many ways
Don’t get into any more strife.