Saturday, July 14, 2012

Rebecca Solnit

If gold has been prized because it is the most inert element, changeless and incorruptible, water is prized for the opposite reason -- its fluidity, mobility, changeability that make it a necessity and a metaphor for life itself. To value gold over water is to value economy over ecology, that which can be locked up over that which connects all things.
-Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics

Iced Water

This may sound silly but I have just discovered that I love iced water. The weather has been extremely hot lately and when I feel the heat I sometimes panic so I take a mason jar filled half way with ice cubes and I pour in cold tap water. The ice makes the water taste delicious and drinking it cools me off. Try it!