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.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Imagine dynamite blasting from under the earth and you are there. Inside the diversion tunnels the noise was horrendous. Men reported they lost partial hearing ability after being submitted to the explosions. The river however was a sweet repose, even as it rushed and pushed its way. The Colorado in its natural response to nature would never blur the senses. Our aptitude to demolish, eliminate, destroy is uncanny. Our ability to build such things as the Hoover Dam also uncanny. Yet to live without taking more than we need might appear easy, such as a life beside a river, but it requires the discipline of doing nothing. Is doing nothing possible? And have we demolished, eliminated, destroyed the grace of holding still a moment?
Let the dynamite tell its story. It's much more spectacular. It brings results.