‘Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining,
Is a measure of how much you’ll be missed.
You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop, and you’ll find that in no time,
It looks quite the same as before’
Taken from the poem ‘The Indispensable Man’ by Saxon White Kessinger (1922 – 2010)
This part of the poem is about how much we feel we affect this world. We can only do the best we can, be proud of yourself, but remember there is no indispensable man.
If only humans could adapt like water and shape ourselves to our situation and surroundings. Giving other communities the space they deserve, to live their own free lives around this planet. Using our resources in a responsible way, sharing and helping instead of being greedy and possessive about our world’s resources. Water has the greatest value to us all, lets take care of it and of one another on this Island Earth.
John Curno. 2013/14