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.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The State of Power

Water is power. Always has been always will be. Water is rarely free but rather owned, depending on where it comes from and where it goes. The Colorado River is a fluid source of revenue, ha. Yet it's true. What is worth fighting for is to see the water used for more than development, ie; households and businesses, and be able to flow long enough and strong enough to make it back to the sea.

This connection of fresh water to sea water is powerful. It provides a circle of replenishment.

Why we break circles and cycles must be because we feel we can have power over the very thing that is power. We say this is a "Man's world." But that's a cop out. It is a greedy, corporate world that we're all a part of yet want nothing to do with. And those that seek to make changes away from the greed find themselves paddling up a dry river.

Will the madness ever stop? Can we live with the promise of more diversion, greater loss, disrespecting the power of water by wanting to control it all?

Time will tell, dear friends. Meanwhile, let us drink the sacred and share in its ability to quench our ever-alive bodies.