The many manifestations of water


February 16, 2023

“The sea refuses no river

And the river is where I am.”

— Pete Townshend, “All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes”

When water molecules gather, their identities are surrendered to the whole.

We have names for these communities of water molecules: ponds, oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, streams, brooks, waterfalls, pools, puddles, fjords, covers, geysers, creeks, rainfall, bays and inlets. We also have sewer channels, tsunamis, king tides, deluges, avalanches and ice storms.

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