AQUA is Life. Ambient/Rock Electronic Music.
∇“Aqua is water.
Aqua is the most precious element on Earth and the Universe.
AQUA is Life”
We are living in one of the most amazing times in history. We have been evolving up to this point in our existence as the most powerful and intelligent living beings on the face of our planet Earth. But, we are still learning/evolving, we are still playing our games that we call systems. We’ve just understood that we are exhausting our planet’s resources much too quickly. We must understand that we live in a planet with two “oceans” each one with different fluid densities; the Atmosphere “ocean” and the Sea “ocean.”
Of course, we live at the bottom of the first fluid ocean that we call Atmosphere and our origins may come form the second level ocean that we call Sea. Both fluid oceans are very interrelated, even more than we already know and we are polluting both. But since we are governed under several of our systems, like the political system and the money system, we are not taking the pollution seriously thus kicking the can down the road for future generations.
Are we going to witness the last polar bear drown because of the polar ice melting? Like “Melba” from the novel “Tears in Rain” from Spanish author Rosa Montero.
∇“We must protect our water. We may survive without oil but not without water”
I was working for a project as an IT consultant for one of the biggest companies in Mexico located in the city of Monterrey. I had the opportunity to chat with the owner of that company and I asked him about his thoughts related to the water pollution that maybe his company were doing and he replied to me using his business-man tone of voice that he didn’t care much about that and it will be a problem to solve for future generations. That sounds a little bit irresponsible for today’s generation, I said. Then he replied that there is always a degree of compromise as collateral damage from progress.
I still believe in more than just benefit or compromise that profit is always the real culprit. In other words, his message was; “I’m here today, the money is good, I’m rich and I don’t care about future generations, that will be their problem.”
∇“The higher the lifestyle the higher the pollution and natural resources consumption”
I don’t share the same thoughts many business owners all over the world have about compromising our planet. We shouldn’t compromise our future generations just for satisfying our present egos and comfortable lifestyles.
When I was a kid I remember that the best teacher I ever had told us that in the near future we were going to buy water at the stores and over the time, the value of water will increase and many will profit from that and that was going to be a sad situation for humanity. At that moment I didn’t understand exactly why he was telling us that. I remember that I thought he was completely wrong because everyone used to drink water directly from the faucet and from the rivers without worrying about getting sick or running out of water.
How right he was! Today, I have to buy my drinking water because I don’t trust the water that is coming into my house, at least not for drinking.
We may end up fighting for water. Water may become the most wanted element on earth if we don’t start taking it seriously, and not partying like the “Green Party” (as Thomas L. Friedman describes it in his book “Hot, Flat, and Crowded”).
Honestly, we are not being serious about going “green.” It is just a green party, which makes us feel less guilty and doing nothing at the same time.
∇“Almost half of humanity will face water scarcity by 2030” (www.aljazeera.com)
My Dad used to work for one of the biggest construction companies in Mexico. He was traveling all over the country supervising many construction sites and most of them were dams. I remember that he told me that Mexico City was going to be one of the most populated cities in the world before 2000 and it will survive any obstacle to continue functioning and avoiding a major collapse. The only thing that may collapse Mexico City will be the water, water scarcity.
That will be a game changer. People will fight for water.
∇“Energy production from heat stored in water is our future”
The day we truly understand the close relationship and interface between the two “oceans” that day we will be able to generate enough energy for us without polluting the air and the water.
What Am I doing about it? Not much. I should be doing more for our water. Few months ago I joined the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” 2005-2015/UN-Water Decade Programme because I want to learn more about the water and what else I can do besides saving water at home.
I invite everyone to do the same, to join a program for preserving the water. Try to join a program with more real actions than just “party” events.
“AQUA is Life” is divided in two short parts, Ambient and Rock, electronic music improvisations mixed together having the water as the main theme. The first part is the Mystical section where water is the most precious element on earth. The second part is about the future use of water as our infinite source of energy and probably, as Arthur C. Clark basically stated in “The Songs of Distant Earth,” our ice shield for light speed intergalactic travels, or maybe as our weapon for unknown fired worlds in the universe?
For best performance use your headphones, turn-off the lights, play it loud, and drink lots of AQUA.
©Eduardo Nava – December 2012