Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I remember when I was a kid, I jokingly said to a friend one day, "Man, one day we're going to have to pay for water!" It was a joke then because as a kid with all the innocence in the world, I just knew that we'd never have to pay for water, at least not outrageous prices, for a basic human necessity. I had just learned from my elementary school teacher that water was a basic need for life. Growing up I drank the tap water all the time. I went to college and had to buy a filter to drink the water. I even started purchasing sodas instead of juice and water because the sodas were a lot cheaper and to a poor college student, every penny matters. I moved to Santa Barbara and was immediately told by the people who lived here, "Don't drink the water!" I wash in water everyday that is extremely hard and damaging to my skin and hair and it destroys my appliances. As you reflect on what you knew as a kid and what you know as an adult, you ask lots of questions so I asked myself this question, "What is happening to our water?"
I watched a documentary called Blue Gold: World Water Wars the other night and was engaged in what has happened to our water from the beginning to the end.
This film was the inspiration for the name of my blue water drop photo.