Saturday, October 16, 2010
Writing for Rain Water (for Blog Action Day 2010, a day late.)
At the time of this writing a light and steady rain is falling in the Crab Grass Garden and I am wishing that our rainwater cistern was restored. We mean to restore it as soon as we can. Of course we must begin again to save our rainwater in these times when it is becoming more and more common to wake up on this island to find no water running in the pipes. We’ve taken to saving the baby’s bath water till the next morning in case there is no water, so we can flush the potty. The housekeeper has stacked the garage with plastic bottles filled with water so she can do laundry if the water goes off. Meanwhile this lovely rain is rolling off the roof in sheets and I visualize the restored rainwater cistern, imagine it clicking in and out when we turn the taps, imagine the loveliness of a rainwater shower, and that great feeling of empowerment when we learn another way to live in harmony with Mother Earth. Yes, we will restore the rainwater collection system on this little house somehow. I have to know how a glass of rainwater tastes on a thirsty day.