In the last couple of weeks, the issue of water has been at the forefront of the information that jumps out at me. Its kind of an odd thing actually. One thing led to another and next thing I know, its worth putting things together.
Two weeks ago, a local email group sent out the message that there is a Mississippi River Water Walk going on. A group of Native American women were starting at the headwaters of the great river and going by foot to the Gulf of Mexico. Could we help them out when they are in the area? The women are carrying a GPS with them so their whereabouts can be tracked on most days via Facebook. I know, I know. Most of us hate F.B. most of the time but its a good medium for events like this.
The F.B. page posted a link to a radio interview with members of this group which can be found here. Its quite interesting.
Then a few days later I found myself in my doctors office (another story) and she was telling me how her dads an engineer and she wouldn’t be here next week because she is going to Guatemala with him to help set up safe drinking water.
The main thing is that there is something in all of this that made me feel different about myself. My heart moved for the walkers and I really want to go out there and meet them with some fruit for their journey (or something else, not sure what) and perhaps hobble along for a short walk myself. Perhaps next year, I can be well enough to join the on a longer journey. Who knows.
Please pass this information around because even though the walk I speak of is exclusive to the Mississippi, this river spills out to the Gulf of Mexico and the water moves from there to beyond. There are walkers all over the world from what I have understood so far, some are indigenous others are not, it doesn’t matter. Its a one world issue.
Also on F.B. Sister Mississippi Textile and Art Project
Empty Glass here
I am happy to share this information with you all:)