If you are old enough, you remember that horrible movie, Waterworld, with Kevin Costner. What a bomb. They supposedly lived in a world that was completely covered by water – it was everywhere! But you know, clean water is becoming a scarcer and scarcer commodity. As the population swells and competition for water increases, there is less and less to go around. And clean water is especially important because so many disease (both fatal and just plain miserable ones as well) are water-borne. It is said that wars are fought over oil…but in the future, experts predict they will be fought over water.
One of the things that I love about the organization I’m working for (I Am 2 Partners, Inc.) is that we have a charter to get nutritious food, clean and safe water and protection to needy children around the world. There is so much need it is overwhelming, and I’m just starting to scratch the surface of what is needed.
When we were in Marietta on Saturday, I shot a picture of the fountain in the middle of the square. I liked the blue color – it surprised me because fountain water often isn’t that clean or clear. I liked the way the water droplets were dancing a jig as they struck the surface of the pool around the base of the fountain. And I was struck, standing there, about the importance of water. Anyway, here’s today’s photo, and if it looks a bit chaotic, it is…but the world is getting more chaotic by the day and the need for water increases with each new birth and each new day. Let’s use our resources wisely so there is enough for others, too!
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: here in Georgia today it was just south of 70 degrees. But it hasn’t always been that way on 3/12. For instance, in 1888, one of the most devastating blizzards to ever hit the northeastern US hit, dumping 40-50 inches of snow and leaving drifts over 30 feet high. Over 400 persons died as a result of the storm.
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: in excess of 1,130,000 packages of Jello gelatin are purchased or consumed each day.