What if you had to walk a mile for that glass of cold wonderful water…and when you finally got it, the water was warm, muddy, and with weird things floating in it? Yuck!
Over a billion people on our earth spend most of their day walking for water. Some, especially girls, may spend their entire life walking for water.
Add up all the miles women and children in South Africa walk
Sixteen trips to the moon and back,
—Nancy Bo Flood from Water Runs Through This Book
We need water. We are water. Over 70% of our bodies and our brains are water! Water is life. Not only to keep our brains alive, but also our world, maybe even other planets in this universe. Water gives us a sense of wonder, peace, and pleasure.
The Waves Continue
Me, on my little boat of beach,
Watch the sea
Curl, crash, collapse,
Kiss the shore
My footsteps wash away, disappear,
The waves continue
Sit somewhere outside, anywhere. Breathe, listen, feel. Close your eyes for a minute. Open them. Write down what you saw, heard, felt, thought. Keep writing until you empty your head out onto the page. Use these sensory words and your thoughts. Write a poem.