Wednesday, October 13, 2010


To quote Emily Dickinson, "Water is taught by thirst." There is truth to this poetically phrased notion...

But as we sit in the lap of luxury, reading poetry, analysing politics, playing scrabble and taking the internet for granted, billions of people around the globe are not just thirsting for KNOWLEDGE but for clean water...

This week, I'd like to join Java's Wordless Wednesday blog hop to inform you about the biggest blog event ever:
brings 3,528 blogs from 125 countries together on October 15.
"Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action." (from

And because a photo says a thousand words - here's my first ever Wordless Wednesday contribution...

Two Sudanese boys drink water with specially fitted plastic tubes provided by the Carter Center to guard against water-borne larvae responsible for guinea worm disease. (Photo from THE TIMES)

A girl and her father in Manila take advantage of a bashed pipe to wash their bicycle. (Photo by AP).
Rwanda. Carrying clean water for miles. According to the World Health Organization, globally, almost one person in eight lacks access to reliable drinking water, while a third of the world’s population lacks adequate sanitation.

If you want to take action - even if it is in a small way - hop aboard!

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T. Anne said...

I saw a thirsty hiker suck water off a leaf once. It was very raw.

Candace said...

Thanks so much for your post and bringing this to our attention. We really take clean water for granted. I know that I do. I really appreciate your stopping by to see me today. I look forward to getting to know you.

Have a great Thursday,

Purple Cow said...

T. Anne, sometimes we need raw to wake up.

Candace - we take EVERYTHING for granted...Where to begin to make amends for all our waste?