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This is your lost kingdom

This is your lost kingdom
The vestiges of a past long gone
Your world has drowned
And now you are drowning too
Because you have been staying there for too long
Are you holding onto your memories
While the surface is waiting for you to breathe?

– Ruoxiang Chau

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In California’s drought-stricken community of Lompico, a water shortage forces locals to rethink how they use water. From recycling shower water to piping water in from a neighbouring district, residents take urgent action to keep the town from drying up.

Read about five dramatic ways California is tackling drought:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140508-drought-california-water-shortage-conservation/

Producer & Editor: Kelly Loudenberg
Videographer: Arianna Lapenne

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“Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings. We’re all tormented by that same destructive feeling, the sense that no one else on the planet cared about us.”

– Paul Coelho.

“We’re all tormented by that same destructive feeling…

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饮水思源

yǐn shuǐ sī yuán
Trad. 

Fontana della Barcaccia. Roma, Italia. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

Fontana della Barcaccia. Roma, Italia. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.


lit. when you drink water, think of its source
(idiom): gratitude for blessings and their well-spring
Don’t forget where your happiness come from. Be grateful for all your blessings!

(Source: chinese.yabla)


Thanks Dad, for teaching me this one!

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