WATER IS LIFE - TAHAR BEN JELLOUN
In the past we went to war over frontiers. Today and tomorrow we will be fighting over water.
Land that is not irrigated is a dead skin, a word not spoken, not heard, a desire stunted in the womb, an ever-present delirium, a meadow without flowers, colours or spirit, a forest without a breath of wind or mystery, a disquieting silence, boundless anguish.
The course of a river determines the sense of time. It also designates the direction of space.
The beauty of a city is inscribed in the course of the water that flows through its centre. It is love and tenderness rendered to the stones and asphalt. We say left bank, right bank to the point that it becomes a vision of the world.