As with my fellow bloggers here, I am excited about the many, many things to write about water. In my country, the Philippines, the list of issues on water is endless. There's the problem of urban development as highlighted in World Water Day 2011, sanitation, migration, climate change, environmental degradation, supply and costs. Indeed, as TH!NK 5 editor Hanna Mclean noted in her TH!NKspiration post, there's also the issues of the politics of water.
Then of course, there's also the soothing and healing powers of water. Who can deny this? Who can discount this? So allow me the pleasure of writing about the magical powers of water. I am sure that at one point in our lives all of us have turned into water as a refuge or oasis for our tired and weary souls.
The music of a flowing river or the intensity of waterfalls is magical. The first drop of rain after a long drought or summer is heavenly, as heavenly perhaps as a warm bath after a tired and exhausting day.
Water, oh water. Whose hearts can survive without experiencing its magical prowess?
(This is the view of Niagara Falls which is snuggled between Canada and New York. Photo from niagarafallsvacation.info)