Water, the topic for the day is water. To be honest, I am unsure of what to say regarding it. It is something that is fairly necessary for life. I rather dislike the word itself, ‘water’ it has such a harsh, weird sort of sound to it. I like the Mandarin Chinese word for it, 水 (Shuǐ), better in terms of sound. Aside from that, however, I really do not know what to say in regard to water, so I am afraid this will be exceedingly short.
All in all, I have to say that it is interesting how much is symbolized by water, in some stories it is an element of sorts, in some it is seen as a death of sorts, and even in the great story, water is important, for example in the baptism.
There is also an element of washing, of cleansing, refreshing, and such that is represented by water.
It is gentle enough to barely bend a blade of grass, or cause a leaf to twitch, yet can be ferocious enough to destroy mountains.
It is the same water.
It’s also good for tea, but that’s another story. :-)