Water: Element of Life

A colorful photo essay about the water cycle and environmental issues. 

Essential for organic sentience, this element possesses no emotions, opinions or thoughts.

It is constantly moving.

All life on Earth is born from it.

Water nurtures.

Historically, its greatest value has been its service as a tool for growth, enterprise and harnessing energy.

We cannot function without it. Yet it is given little consideration.

Air currents, temperature, gravity, explosion and evaporation move it.

Behaviors: magnifies, reflects, refracts, filters, carves, sculpts, moves, floats, collects, replenishes, hydrates, irrigates, delivers, incubates, oxygenates, stores, and stagnates.

Thinkers call it: sparkling, clear, clean, refreshing, quenching, baptizing, muddied, polluted, and toxic.

Its Forms: snow, ice, vapor, gas, mist, fog, cloud, drop, rain, downpour, waterfall, flood, puddle, stream, river, lake, delta, estuary, bay, channel, cesspool, sea, waves, and tsunami.

Encapsulated in a solar system biosphere, this element doesn’t care if it’s solid or liquid, clear, cloudy or if is contaminated, and lethal.

The delicate planetary water balance of Earth has shifted.

Humans are responsible.

We MUST care for or world-home.

Sloppy housekeepers get evicted.

“You are not a drop in the ocean, but the ocean in a drop.” – Rumi

 

Story Prompt: #7/200Challenge – Twitter @GHowellWhite1

Choose a topic from writing prompts given during a seven-day period and write a two-hundred word story.

Topic:  Point of view of a raindrop.

Inspiration:  A single raindrop is only a small part of a greater whole – water. This idea stirred my inner environmentalist and the result is a photo essay that conveys the beauty and fragility of a substance that is essential for life.

Check out my Redfern Studio blog for research notes and plastic pollution reduction resources, water facts and discussion about human behavior.

 

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5 thoughts on “Water: Element of Life

  1. An excellent post Lisa and I just love the video. Great choice of words as well and it’s so true. Humanity is killing mother earth and they are doing it out of greed. Water is such a necessity and the day we don’t have it anymore, people will realise that we can’t drink money. We should really look after this beautiful world we live in. Thanks so much for sharing. 😀

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