Water walk awakens love of place
“The people in that community made our hearts sing,” said Countryman. “It’s a community that really gets it. They love each other so much. It was evident how much they love where they live.”
“I was so touched by that community,” added Path. “It made me hopeful. They care so much about their land and their water. And not just theirs. That is a memory that I will carry forever.”
The women also paid a visit to the water-powered WJFF radio state in Jeffersonville, NY where they were interviewed by Lisa Brody on her show, Gift of Peace. (Hear the show at www.wjffradio.org/wjff/index.php?section=38. Click on the April 17 recording).
“We’re walking about water, but it’s also about food and indigenous culture and respecting the wisdom we can work from. It’s all connected,” said Countryman. “We’re aware that there are people around the world who have to walk to get their water and carry enough to use for their families. We recognize that we’re privileged and we’re grateful for this.”
The women and their Amphora arrived safely in Salt Spring State Park on April 22. Funds raised during the walk are being used to support testing of water, air and land (www.shaletest.org). Visit www.walkaboutwater.blogspot.com.