Let us thank and adore water…
I am the fresh taste of the water; I
The silver of the moon, the gold o’ the sun,
The word of worship in the Veds, the thrill
That passeth in the ether, and the strength
Of man’s shed seed. …
— The Lord says so in The Bhagavad Gita (ch.7)
There is no small pleasure in sweet water.
— Epistoloe Ex Ponto (II, 7, 73)
With true friends . . . even water drunk together is sweet enough.
— Chinese Proverb
Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure.
— Francis of Assisi
And Allah has created from water every living creature: so of them is that which walks upon its belly, and of them is that which walks upon two feet, and of them is that which walks upon four; Allah creates what He pleases; surely Allah has power over all things.
— Qur’an 24.45
You visit the earth, and water it. You greatly enrich it.
The river of God is full of water. You provide them grain, for so you have ordained it.
You drench its furrows. You level its ridges.
You soften it with showers. You bless it with a crop.
— Psalm 65:9-10
Let’s conserve water…
Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.
— Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Every human should have the idea of taking care of the environment, of nature, of water. So using too much or wasting water should have some kind of feeling or sense of concern. Some sort of responsibility and with that, a sense of discipline.
— The Dalai Lama
Let’s learn from water…
Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
There is nothing softer and weaker than water,
And yet there is nothing better for attacking hard and strong things.
For this reason there is no substitute for it.
— Tao te Ching, Ch. 78.
Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
— Bruce Lee
And let the rain kiss you!
Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night —
And I love the rain.
— Langston Hughes (1902-1967), April Rain Song, 1921