When I look back on it, I’ve often delighted in water. I wrote about damming rain and melt water as a kid but there’s more. There’s an element of fear and caution mixed with the playful. It took me a long while to fully recognize the true power of water.
Water is the single most powerful force on earth – it shapes and wears everything. Environmental water is the most difficult thing to keep out of our homes. Coupled with gravity, water will eventually go anywhere.
Swimming and diving in and under water is great fun but also scary. We are little nothings once we are in water. It’s so dense and massive we are easily carried away by unseen currents while in it’s liquid embrace.
And yet water is playful by nature – like a puppy that doesn’t know it’s strength or the sharpness of it’s teeth. It just wants to splash and engage us but will easily overpower and destroy us if we’re not careful..
I think – and I know this sounds weird but, perhaps large bodies of water are conscious. Maybe consciousness is a kind of wave function that arises in sufficiently complex environments – like large bodies of water. Perhaps the surface oscillations can be equated to thought – who knows, but I like the idea.