Friday, April 11, 2008

Clean Water

We watched Idol Gives Back last night, all 2 1/2 hours of it. The first hour was spent wondering when they'd get to the elimination which never came. Oh well. But of all the tear jerker moments and touching stories from the countries of Africa and America, the one bit with Jennifer Connelly about clean water really roused me. To see people drinking from pumps or filling their tanks from streams is nothing new for us. But somehow it never really sunk in how fortunate we are, not just us personally but all Americans. Here in India we are so lucky to have trucks that deliver relatively clean water and a distiller that purifies it to perfection.

You can check out the bit I'm talking about on You Tube. I'm not nearly savvy enough to paste it directly to our site, but it's worth a minute and six seconds of your time. Clean water is a basic necessity every human being should have access to, don't you agree?

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