water

my daughter, who is 4 and a half years old, can already recognize hundreds of brands. but she doesn’t know that water comes from the sky, unless it rains. and she doesn’t know that it comes from the ground, even when it forms a stream….she is only four years old, so she thinks water comes from supermarkets……..she thinks that it comes in bottles.

with some embarrassment i have to tell her that this is not entirely true.

so to teach my daughter about where water comes from, we went high into the mountains. we walked along streams with river beds made from black rocks while angry dark grey clouds rained on our heads……we saw dark holes from which fresh water sprang, drilled deep into the earth…..this was very curios, but very mysterious for her – so she still thinks that water comes from the supermarket.

with some embarrassment i have to tell her that this is not true.

This post is written by Tim Power, one of my friends that are contributing to David Report.

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