In the past few weeks, the river that flows before me is swollen to capacity, overflowing its banks, inundating roads, bridges, basements, flooding city streets and villages. To the rescue the Canadian Army is here helping with evacuations, sand bagging while the raging water flows any which way.
Though the water is about to reach the top height of man made barriers, the water has a mind of its own. Our filtration plant, (I can see it from my bedroom window) is in crucial danger. The road leading to it is now a part of the river. Chemicals to keep our drinking water clean is being threatened. If water rises just a bit more we are in a dark cloudy funk. Better have bottled water on hand. Don’t forget the wipes, no water means no water.
Humanity, that’s all of us, we have it in our minds that we are going to control the flow of water. In this process we change the natural course of rivers, lakes and sea shores.
The water is not fooled, we are the fools. We build houses on the shores changing whole landscapes, building retaining walls or a whole city is erected in a basin surrounded by sea water.
With climate change, our man made control no longer holds. Nature is taking over. “enough is enough”, said Mother Nature, “move over”.
After the deluge has swamped under, when the water recedes, people who lost everything, they return to build the same houses, in the same spots, with higher retaining walls and duh.
This is Spring. Rebirth.
Where have all the flowers gone? Where are we going from here?
Devastated. Human and Spirit.
What has happened to us, to our world that is crumbling down around us?
Can we be saved?
Can we learn to live with Mother Nature and take a back seat while she owns her New Reign?