Imagine. Just visualize that right now, that water had a voice. Yes, the same water that you use for taking a shower, drinking from a bottle or even the one you are used to see when you were walking next to a river...
Now…the words that it would say...do you think they would be joyfull or bitter? Angry or disappointed?
Water would express its concern on equality, I am sure. It would like to know if every single person in the planet would be able to have it, for free. As for water, race, sex, nationality, economic status and age would not matter.
Pollution would be one of the main topics, as human activities have been the main attribution for water contamination. Maybe it would even ask if there is an end for all of this interests over it?
Then it would continue with diseases, as there are some sicknesses due to microrganisms and chemicals in water people drink, like malaria. Water would admit that it was never its purpose to spread death, as it is one of the main symbols of life.
I could see you asking for droughts and floods. Natural disasters, people dying. We would ask about the unfairness of all of it, but then an answer would come, saying what we do not want to hear. It is not its fault, it is ours.
Maybe water would have hope. In us. In changing our habits, in creating a collective conciousness towards the present problems, in order to make a change.
Because we need to do so, before it is too late.
Or if you could talk to it? What would you ask? What would it say?
(Andrea Arzaba, January 2011)