Five-Hundred Word Challenge 771: On Water

Do you know how good water is? Water is the best. Well, maybe just one of the best, but it certainly is the best. You can’t convince me otherwise.

So the thing with water is that often it appears to be in a state of motion, depending on where you look. In some places it is not holding the appearance of motion, but in many places it appears as though it is. Go look at the ocean. Go look at rivers. Go look at some waterfalls. All appear to be in motion. However, for the ocean, the molecules are not doing much moving outside of up and down. They let energy pass through them. That’s awesome.

But then you get to rivers and waterfalls and you see that often, even in the most violent of appearances, it all is moving and in a rather flowing and graceful manner. There is nothing about it that seems rough, rigid, or clumsy. It easily belies its own power, even when it seems much more dangerous than usual.

But that’s not all. You need water to survive. Part of what makes it one of the best things. In many cases it is easy to acquire and consume. Keeps you hydrated. Keeps you feeling refreshed. Helps to keep you alive. Sometimes there are acceptable substitutes to that glorious thing known as “Water”, but not all are an acceptable substitute. For some who replace water with other things, they do what they can. For others, they just seem to have a resolute refusal to understand and appreciate just how much water is the best (though that of course is a pretty complex issue that I won’t go into here) and thus they suffer the indignity of willing ignorance, preventing them from knowing the greatest consumable liquid of all time.

There are places where, for some reason or other, access to clean water is prevented. Whilst in some cases there is work being done to alleviate that, it seems in many that are affected, their requirement is ignored. Is is acceptable that they are denied one of life’s greatest pleasures?

All should be allowed access to potable water. It quenches thirst like no other out there. It certainly does take, but it provides far more than it does take. It allows us to function and keep on moving forward. At times it’ll allow us into its glorious body for harvesting, recreation, travel, and so on and so forth!

There are plenty of things out there that are good, but some things that are great. Water is good, but it’s also great. It does its own thing and we are powerless to its whimsy, and that’s a humbling thing to know. There are other humbling things to know, but knowing water’s awesome might is one of the most humbling of all the humbling things to know.

So remember, water is one of the best things of all time, and that’s quite awesome.

Oh yeah; some water is frozen.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 11:36:08

There was a part where I stopped and started thinking about what I was writing a little more than I had hoped I would.

This was intended to be rather silly the whole way through, but that’s not how it turned out. I’m fine with that.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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2 Responses to Five-Hundred Word Challenge 771: On Water

  1. SeizeLife says:

    I’m glad that you kinda touch on the ethic of water. That reminds me of the story of Fiji water and the injustice that was done to the people of Fiji.

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