Water

One“Water, the Hub of Life. Water is its mater and matrix, mother and medium. Water is the most extraordinary substance! Practically all its properties are anomalous, which enabled life to use it as building material for its machinery. Life is water dancing to the tune of solids.”
 Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

fifteen

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
–  Jacques Yves Costeau

eleven

“In every glass of water we drink, some of the water has already passed through fishes, trees, bacteria, worms in the soil, and many other organisms, including people…  Living systems cleanse water and make it fit, among other things, for human consumption.”
–  Elliot A. Norse, Animal Extinctions

four

“Don’t empty the water jar until the rain falls.”
–  Philippine proverb

fourteen

“Rain scatters plum petals;
Weeping stains the earth.
One can only take shelter
And wait for clearing.”
–  Deng Ming Dao

ten

“If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water.”
–  Loren Eisley

two

“Water is the driver of Nature.”
–  Leonardo da Vinci

twelve

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.”
–  John Updike

nine

“Truths are first clouds; then rain, then harvest and food.”
–  Henry Ward Beecher

three

Innumerable as the stars of night,
Or stars of morning, dewdrops which the sun
Impearls on every leaf and every flower.
–   John Milton

six

I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain;
What a wonderful feeling, I’m happy again.
–  Arthur Freed

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6 thoughts on “Water

  1. Enivea, ‘Singing In The Rain’ – One of my favourite film sequences. I enjoyed your tribute to the magic of water and rain. Great to see you have nasturtiums in your garden.

    • Oh Margaret, when we eventually meet, as I’m sure we will, we can dance around singing together 🙂 Nasturtiums leapt into my heart when as a child I was read the story of them bringing the firemen 🙂

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