What’s simmering in your brainpan?

For Water by Leslie White

When you’re cooking something to compliment an entre of potluck leftover brain stew a few fundamentals are in order.  Water is essential to life–even the life of our brains which require water to function properly.  If you’ve ever been seriously dehydrated you know precisely what I’m yapping about. if you haven’t–well, it’s not a recommended state of being.   So, thanks to Leslie White we have a lovely energetic visual of water in action–or being acted upon.  I’ve tossed in a video that provides some very basic information about water in an attempt to convey who uses how much of the drinkable water on Earth.  It’s got pictures! There’s even  a woman taking a shower. Lots of people in America enjoy taking at least one shower a day. If you’re my brother, Ed, you take at least three–his routine is too long to share at the moment. He may drive fast, but he showers slow and often. Now if you’re cooking a meal some energy is often required.  There’s everything from fire to nuclear power available for energy. I rather like the clear direct way Carl Sagan discusses the power of nuclear energy.  Somewhere in the universe  of my books there is a copy of his shattering explanation of how atomic bombs operate if they explode upon impact versus exploding in the ‘air’.  I think all proponents of nuclear energy should spend time in an area capable of simulating being blown apart–or of dying from radiation poisoning.  That’s just me at this moment though. But considering that it would only be a simulation of an experience, I think I could push the start button on the program.  So, we’ve got our water and our energy –and now we need a place to cook our thoughts.  Hmm, well, how much space do we need? How much space can we have? How much space is there for the having? According to Hubble’s views–there’s as much as you can wrap your mind around and then a WHOLE LOT MORE!  It seems humans can do more than wage war. They are capable of creating ways to explore the STARS. Wow, who knew? 
What’s on the imagination menu?
Are we star-dust?

Oh please do visit Leslie White’s creative kitchen to see what her creative imagination is cooking at http://lesliepaints.wordpress.com/

Shanti Om


  1. artistatexit0 said,

    December 11, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Great series of videos Eva! I once read that if all the water on the planet were in a one gallon milk jug…just one tablespoon of it would be fresh water. Indeed, it’s the number one vanishing resource and vital for life. Yes, I can believe we will fight wars over water since we do so now for oil. I love looking at images from the Hubble Telescope, that deep field image reminds me of looking at a drop of pond water under a microscope filled with it’s small wonders.

    • December 12, 2010 at 3:23 pm

      Al–oh Hubble’s images are such a viewing pleasure for me too. All the glorious beauty in Space! Thanks enjoying them and the other video too. Getting lost in Hubble’s gifts is one way to remind us of the HUGENESS all around.

  2. lesliepaints said,

    December 11, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Thank-you, Eva for pairing my collage with such a good post about water. After viewing the statistics listed in the first video, why would anyone want the risk of fracking in an area where their water supply can become tainted? Also, what happens to the trees and foliage in an area where water has become contaminated by gases? I imagine they will not be the same if they survive it. Water, trees, oil? I worry about the abundance of trees cut down without being replaced, as you have also discussed, recently……everything connected. Sometimes, though, not us.

    • December 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm

      Leslie, you put your painting finger right on what I see as a big part of the problem—“not us”–we’re not connected consciously to everything else as we ought to be. Instead we deny connection while attempting to assert control and dominance.
      Glad you like how I’ve incorporated your wonderful Art-“For Water.” Thank you so much for sharing it.

  3. slpmartin said,

    December 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    One of my good friends predicts that we shall see an expansion of the wars realted to water rights soon. 😦

  4. December 8, 2010 at 5:45 am

    Leslie’s picture is just fantastic – I love it. Thanks for all the links too 🙂 😦

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