Tuesday, June 8, 2010

All Things Are Possible

As I type this, I am watching a PBS program on the Schuylkill River. I did not know its history, although I do recall growing up knowing that this river with the odd name was dirty.

Tonight I am learning that at one time this river actually ran black. During the Industrial Revolution, it was polluted with human waste, debris and chemicals of all sorts. It was not until the Clean Water Act of 1972 that it began to turn around. It is difficult to understand how it was even possible that today it has returned to a state in which fish swim freely and that it is now the source for drinking water for more than a million people in Philadelphia.

My point is simply that all things ARE possible. As we view the horrendous mess in the waters to the south of us, which have made us all feel so frustrated and angry, and despairing that it will ever return to something near normal, we have to know that with determination and hard work and united effort, we CAN restore it.

I have been really feeling down about this. Tonight's program has lifted my spirits somewhat.

4 comments:

Sylvia K said...

And your post has lifted mine! Thank you, Bobbie! Rest well and have a beautiful tomorrow!

Sylvia

ruby said...

it' gonna be ok. i promise. different, but ok.

Rambling Woods said...

I hope so...but I don't know...

Kathiesbirds said...

I have seen that same program and it truly is amazing! I cry everytime they show photos of the gulf. It is so had to watch and so hard to feel so helpless!