Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Liquid Gold

In our parched continent, water is gold.
Despite the calendar advancing to autumn in the southern hemisphere, the garden has been so dry this week that the soil became hydrophobic. 

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans. ~ Kahil Gibran
Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.
~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Last Wednesday, I surrendered to the unseasonal heat and watered the plants, mesmerized by the jeweled water droplets - clinging to the grass; rolling over the desiccated earth; finding a place to nestle in the leaves of  hardy succulents ……… The simple things in life can give so much pleasure while infusing us with gratitude.

Our bodies are moulded rivers. ~  Novalis   

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