Today my landlord put in a new faucet in my bathroom. The other one was leaking a bit, and now, thanks to a few hours of labor by the good property-owner, I have a shiny, leak-proof faucet. Just a moment ago, I tried it, and the water streamed out forcefully at the turn of the handle. A small thing, perhaps, to some, but to me, endless water at my fingertips is a miracle of the first order, especially considering conditions in some parts of the world. While people are walking miles each day to carry home a modicum of water in pails, I’m walking ten paces to my sink to access unlimited amounts. Thinking of those others, I’ll try to use my water sparingly.
-- July 19, 2007