This past Thursday was World Water Day and on Friday I participated in a conference at Woodbury University. The Drylands Conference was a one-day gathering to explore design, sustainability and general issues related to water in the Los Angeles area. It was fascinating, opening me up to ideas (and a literal and conceptual dictionary of words I have never heard before) about how to think about water in the 21st century. I was asked to speak on different aspects of water--to bring a wider focus to the conference--my topic was Water Utility: Mystic rivers, sacred springs and primordial oceans. I spoke about the uses of water in lfe and religion--the way water becomes a metaphor and a symbol of so many things in our various cultures. I opened with the above video--just for a laugh.