By Brenton Crozier
Water permeates every aspect of life. The chemical substance is essential for survival, covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface, composes anywhere from 55% to 78% of our bodies and epitomizes Bruce Lee’s philosophy on life. It is even a direct connection to the stars, as much of the universe’s water is produced as a byproduct of star formation. It’s amazing that a substance so abundant carries vastly different meanings from community to community.
Some places build their economy around a body of water while for others, the disbursement of water is an ancient, sacred and challenging practice. The needs, uses, esteem . . . all present a vast range. Can you imagine explaining to someone twenty-five years ago what a huge industry bottled water would become? Anecdotes surrounding water are endless.
While it has been a source of division in some cases, it generally is something that brings people together. Think about the times you have spent at your local watering hole swimming, plunging in from a rope swing, fishing or time spent at the seemingly endless ocean just taking in the view, surfing, walking, thinking, bonding.
We Want to Know:
- Besides being a necessity of your survival, what role does water play in your life?
- How important is water or a body of water in your community? Please explain.
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Pictory, a website that captures user’s stories in incredilbe, high-quality photos, did this piece about water called In Deep. We’re looking forward to hearing what you to say. Get the discussion started!
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