Building the Dam Story

At the end, if there is success, one wonders how. Through this wonder one discovers the story. This blog is dedicated to that discovery.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The science of production

Without a product, without production or the making of the product to be used, sold, shared, etc., our lives would be so different. It seems we are all involved in the production of life. Whether life is as we believe it to be, as we build it according to our needs and wants, or merely accepting what it is, according to how it's delivered and received, it is a constant flow. Constant as the Colorado River coming down from the mountains into a varied collection of tributaries, all reaming into Black Canyon to be met with another production--the dam. What life would be like without the dam is hard to speculate, since it's changed so much of the way life is for so many people that rely on this product.
Is there any way we can ever go back to how things once were, ie; pre-dam? Not likely. Even if we dismantled the dam or fed the river a different direction, perhaps towards another dam, once we have produced something, once we've made something into a product, it is what it is.
Is this a warning about thinking through whatever it is we set out to produce? Of course it is. But not by way of a blog named Water by Dam. This is only a space for mirroring the ideas we all share, mirroing them clear as fresh water from the tap...remembering exactly where that water comes from, how it got here in the first place...its value...water as a life-supporting nature-made product...