Paradigm Shift

DSC00534It is time for society to start adopting more sustainable ways of living, and water is at the heart of that. Wild rivers are being destroyed, and some governments, agencies, and people still fail to see DSC00086water as anything more than a commodity. Floods and droughts grip the land, and still society belies the idea of interconnection.

It is time for a paradigm shift, for humans to realize that they have been pushing water resources past their limits.

When the miraculous molecule an entire empire, and an entire world, is built on is no longer available in clean, accessible quantities to future generations, something with the mainstream society’s relationship with water is deeply wrong.DSC00603

Water, that vital substance that bubbles up from hidden springs in oak nurseries where moss grows thick, and slips down Douglas Fir hillsides into mirror lakes, will keep humans alive if they treat it with careful thought and reverence.

Water has always been the difference between life and death, boom or bust, and it will be the difference once again between a sustainable future or perhaps, no future at all.

(words & photos: ella jaz kirk)

3 Responses to Paradigm Shift

  1. Ella’s words resonate beyond human lifetimes. Their pressing relevance illuminates this world. Thanks yet again, Ella. Paz – Pete

  2. It’s so important that we realize the value of water. So many people are suffering because they have absolutely no source of water. A lot of this is related to climate change. Global warming. Ella knew all about climate change. And the value of water.. I will think of Ella everytime it rains. and I will be thankful.. thank you so much Patrice. for sharing the beautiful words and thoughts of ella.

  3. Yes. I remember only too well when Paul had stroke. He couldn’t stand not walk, he could not swollow so he could not take even a sip of water. That is when you realize how prescious water is. Can you imagine what it would be like to never be able to have a sip of cool fresh water? Think about it. Thanks to Ella and her foresight.

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