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 27, 2010

Thicker than water

This Todd Hannigan video is a reflection of the way water is used so liberally and melodically effectively--to compare experiences, feelings, and objects.

Truly we do gravitate to the natural elements such as water in and of our universe. We love water, it's obvious, and we know the human body is made up of mostly water, yet we cannot become it. And it seems objectifying it oftentimes invites greed.

Regarding the use of dams as a means of "giving" water to people who need it, such as in poverty stricken Southeast Asia, how can the dams be refused? Malnourished thirsty people versus decision makers thirsting to control. Thus once a dam starts to be built, (or is removed for that matter) it has become its own medium, it takes on a story all its own. Thicker than water for sure.