Mother’s Power

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Probably not the right way to dive back into writing and sharing my thoughts. But I can’t help. Ever since media started covering the events in regards to Harvey one thought is not leaving my mind: There’s nothing as strong as nature!

I’ve discussed it so often with people. All those incredible powerful events nature throws at us. From wind to mudslides, fires to floods. And there is basically nothing we can do about it.

While we can try to fight the fire, we can only do so if the wind is not against us. If it doesn’t start somewhere else. While we fight the flames another force of nature might mess with us. Against fire we have tools but what can we do against wind? Against hurricanes and cyclones? Nothing! Not only do we fight wind but also rain.

We try to get a hold of natures power but in the end we will always be on the weaker side. In the area I grew up our biggest concerns are mudslides and avalanches. While we try to create funnels for both of them, we still never know if they will be good enough or not.

“Mother’s power” is truly nothing you’d like to mess with. Heat, cold, fire, wind, water… we think we are in charge of everything but we are not. We are small. Small in comparison to the power of nature. And yet we still think we are the ones in control. We are not. We have to learn to live with it, learn to adjust. But we try to force those huge powers into systems. They are too powerful, too big to be contained though. One day we will hopefully learn. And maybe understand that if we keep messing with nature we will be the ones paying the price…

15 thoughts on “Mother’s Power

  1. You should check out “Control of Nature” by John McPhee. It is a collection of stories about our vain attempts to control things like the Mississippi River and the California fires with the ensuing landslide and floods.

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