Life itself


“Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars (1939)

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”
Loran Eisley, The Immense Journey (1957)

“All the water that will ever be is, right now.”
National Geographic, October 1993

“I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man.”
Henry David Thoreau

“I never drink water. I’m afraid it will become habit-forming.”
W.C. Fields

4 thoughts on “Life itself

  1. Life itself is falling from the heavens in prodigious quantities over here. Great shot; love the way you find new twists on everyday subjects.

    Nice quotes too, though I often wish Thoreau had had just ONE bloody vice and wasn’t so drearily priggish and upright in every single one of his pronouncements! Mind you, Fields took vice to the very limits – a happy medium would be cool!

    • I got fooled by your change of identity!
      Life is falling in equally prodigious quantities over here! We are all a bit sun deprived this year. Yes, I am not sure Thoreau would have been very good company for a night on the town. And no-one would be able to keep up with Mr Fields!

  2. I attempted a shot like this a few days ago, where my glass distorted what was behind it. But I scrapped it because it didn’t look the way I wanted it to. Now this is what I was trying to do! Great job!

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