“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” Langston Hughes
Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy
The ordinary man considers solids and liquids and the energy manifestations of the material world to be vastly different, but the yogi sees them as various vibrations of the one cosmic light. Paramahansa Yogananda
Imagine how many aspects of nature we would miss if we lived on the surface of the sun. Without inventing refrigerators, we would only know gaseous matter and never observe liquids or solids, and miss the beauty of snowflakes. Wolfgang Ketterle
As Fela Kuti sings in one of my favorite songs – Water No Get Enemy… it flows through everything. This week’s theme on Liquid fits perfectly with my current weather conditions too. It rained all day yesterday. As I look out the window, right now, it’s still drizzling. Amazing. Water cleanses, washes, destroys and heals. It can solidify and liquefy all in a matter of minutes… and get this, it puts out FIRE! In my humble opinion, liquids rock; starting of course with H2O. Yes, drink more if you need to stay hydrated. Whatever rocks your body, just do it… love yourself.
“If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture.” Quincy Jones
From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth. Janet Frame
When a liquid boils, the temperature has been raised to such a pitch that the evaporating molecules are sufficient in number and speed to lift off the air from the surface of the liquid and push it back en masse. William Henry Bragg
When I started this post, I had all sorts of ideas about liquids and how important they are to the function and survival of much on this planet of ours. We take our supplies for granted and we forget that those who live in desert areas or poor countries, have very little access to clean, flowing water. Water is the fluid that sustain our life force, it cools and nourishes our organs and helps us eliminate toxins. I am grateful that the challenge reminded me of this invaluable resource… Stay hydrated and remember to share.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: – LIQUID – For this week’s challenge, share a photo of liquid in whatever state, shape, or color you happen to capture it in. You can go as big as the ocean or as small as a teardrop, as clear as vodka or as opaque as milk. Let’s raise a glass to your photos — I can’t wait to dive in.
Positive Motivation Tip: Our thirst can’t be quenched by liquids alone… dig deeper. There is more
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.