Queta González, Director, Center for Diversity & the Environment

“The late scientist Loren Eiseley said, “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”

I love this quote because while water is a practical need, there is also something personal about it, integral. Rivers have brought magic into my life. If I’m in balance, I can hear and see what the river is telling me and move through her waters. But if I’m out of balance, I’ll struggle. If I come to the river with ego, I’ll get slammed.

Wherever we connect to water – oceans, rivers, streams, taps, bottles – the relationships are deep. Water moves through whatever we’re creating and connects every single one of us.”