Wednesday, 11 March 2020

The Spring In Her Life

Folklore says there was an underground spring in that place. 

Rhia's grandparents had heard and read, but never seen it.
"It must have existed some centuries ago, before we were born," all the seniors said.

Archaeologists shared the same opinion. 
The rocks were proof.
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The other proof was the centuries-old structure that had pipes, but there was no water in them anymore. 
The spring was the source of water that fed it.


"We can revive the spring," Rhia said resolutely.
Gladly, some others shared her view.


After two decades of environment-friendly measures and tree plantation, the pipes now have water!

100 Words story for Friday Fictioneers
Have you ever planted a tree in your life? 
Are you aware that rivers can be rejuvenated by tree plantation? 
What do you feel about the current state of the environment? Do share your views.

20 comments:

  1. We may still have time to restore the springs

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  2. It's a nice thought that we can still save our planet

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  3. Dear Anita,

    Good for Rhia. There's yet hope.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  4. Lovely idea and sense of hope.

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  5. Where there is hope, there is possibility.

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  6. There are many actions we can take to remediate our environment. The difficulty is almost always a short-sighted view of cost. The 'Tragedy of the Commons' is played out all too frequently to the detriment of our planet.

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  7. I didn't know trees could revive a spring!

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  8. I like your nature-based story. Yes, I've planted many trees over the years. Not nearly enough to cover the losses of the trees I've seen destroyed by thoughtless people over the years :(

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  9. I have planted trees, though I did not know they could revive rivers. That's a hopeful thought.

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  10. Is that really possible I wonder? Can a dry spring be revived? I'll have to look into the idea. Wonderful post.

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  11. This would be my wish. ��

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  12. Take that all you pessamists! Nice one.

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  13. There's a mysticism as well as a practical application of hope in reviving a spring and making it sustainable. This made me think of Steinbeck's To A God Unknown.

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  14. Fab story filled with hope,I really enjoyed it. xx

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