1 Aug

yesterday i write about silence and the watery feel of it –  and the sky decides to show me of water in abundance –

as  eden and i drive through such rains we have to pull over and  just listen to it pound on the roof.  But in this town, even pulling over isn’t much of an option; if the downpour coincides with high tide, the water can rise and suddenly, you are adrift  in your car.

this summer has been a deluge.  we have had water from the sky everyday, I think

for which I am thankful, even for the flooded streets I cannot pass –

kayaking on market street


I am also thankful for the water inside – perhaps not the sort these cheeky fellows are kayaking in but the kind that comes through the pipes.

water for laundry, water for cleaning, water to shower –

and also I am grateful for access to the pure water we consume.

I get the water we drink from the health food store  in 4 glass jugs that we refill every few days.

This pure water to drink can seem like a chore as I lug them about or a blessing.

When I fill those jugs at the store and drive them home, I see Sabina  in my mind whose life has been spent trekking everyday for water to meet the needs of her family.  The water she carries so far on her back is dirty.

Sabina’s grace and and beauty in such circumstances – what is there to say?  I bow.

It is my gut feeling that to be human is to have walked all paths – we all know at some level that we, too, are Sabina.

In our world, more and more it comes to be that we will see:

Water as time.  Water as education.  Water as freedom.  Water as me.  (Ik/me sees)

4 Responses to “water”

  1. kimberlyharding August 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    Yes, I so agree with you. To be human is to walk all paths- that is why when one person is hurt or suffers, we all suffer….we think we are immune at times, but we are not.

    • marga t. August 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

      i wish cliches were not cliche cause everything that comes to mind sound pat and overused to the point of meaninglessness – we ARE all in it together. thank you, kimberly.

  2. Erik Andrulis August 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    And, water as Me. Peace on Earth, Ik

    • marga t. August 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

      Oh, yes. thank you for that – of course – Ik! All.

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