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  •  At one time, floods were a gift from the Gods. (8+ / 0-)

    The seasonal rains came down upon the highlands of the southern Nile, swelling the river up above its banks, dropping its rich silty soil upon the land. The rise and fall of the Nile portended the rise and fall of ancient Egypt, for if the floods failed, so did the Kingdom itself.

    The rains thousands of miles away gave life to an entire desert kingdom that lasted for millennia.

    Today we lament the floods that rise to wash away our works, our homes, and our artificially irrigated crops. The floods that come today wash away the delusional veneer of permanency we hold and expose how disconnected from nature we've become.

    At one time, the rains were welcome and the people celebrated as the rivers swelled. Today, we fear the rain and imprison the rivers with dikes and dams and flood walls of concrete upon which no grass will ever grow.

    To tweet or not to tweet. I tweet therefore I am.

    by RadicalParrot on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 03:55:32 PM PDT

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