Water comprises the majority of the human body, but as human beings our connection to water goes beyond its healthful and life-giving qualities. Water can shape the trajectory of our lives and provide experiences that we remember for a lifetime.
This week’s top submissions are all about reconnecting with water, through personal memories, a walk around a neighborhood or helping to remind others of their connection to nearby waterways.
A memory from Lake Michigan
Derek spent his summers on the shores of Lake Michigan and shared a photo of himself on the lake.
This is me, paddle boarding above the over 4,000 cubic kilometers of water that is Lake Michigan. This lake means a lot to me; growing up, I would spend my summers on its shores and along the shallow sand dunes, racing the waves or watching the sun dip below the horizon as the surface grew calm and still. It's a magnificent source of fresh water, and is thus incredibly important–not only for our own well being, but for the well being of the countless ecosystems that depend on it across the American Midwest. This lake is part of #MyWaterStory. What's yours? . . . . . #mywaterstory #bluerootsproject #water #waterislife
An evolving water story
Blake tweeted about the impact of water on his childhood, and beyond.
— Blake Alldredge (@BlakeAlldredge) February 27, 2017
Merijn Everaarts, founder of Dopper, not only offers an alternative to plastic bottles through his business’s product, but is also working on an installation of the Brooklyn Bridge to raise awareness of the harm of plastic bottles to our waterways and remind people about the importance of caring for water. Below is just a screenshot, but here’s the link to see the video.
— Dopper US (@DopperUS) February 26, 2017
Rediscovering a connection to water in your own neighborhood
Leslie shared this short video out in the elements in Indianapolis.
Source of inspiration
Baton Rouge artist Meghan Ogans shares her mixed-media abstract piece, Sea of Glass.