Monday, May 24, 2010
Diverting the flow
Deep inside the earth the dynamite "Hercules" made way for the river to be diverted. When it was time, the river, as wild as it was, went willingly. As if it only needed somewhere to go.
In moments of desperation it seems alright to just go for it, full force, needing only a place to go. In time, such actions are cause for wonder.
Do we stop the flow? And as we divert are we ever completely aware of the consequences?
And finally, the consequences change over time. Tunnel workers at the dam in the early 1930's may not have thought at all about the consequences of a river diverted except that it was to "tame" and use the wild water. We revisit that time to understand change, to witness it as if we were there all along.