Storm tides, springs and mermaids
Even Thales of Miletus was cited in Goethe's Faust with his wise words about water: "Water is the basis of all things, since everything is water and everything returns to water." Even in his time, the Greek philosopher was in no way innovative in making this statement. Because philosophy and literature has always paid tribute to the power, mysticism and freshness of water.
Think of the character Undine and Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué's literary depiction of her. She was arguably the most famous of the erotic female figures in water. And like Undine, many mermaid and water nymph figures were popular in 19th century literature. For example, let's delve into a light, romantic, moonlit night with Johann von Eichendorff. Here we see wide valleys and dark woods. But above all, it is the rushing streams and the deep lake that create a very special atmosphere in the poem "The Still Ground". Water here is the source of the Romantic and symbol of the unfathomable, and again, we encounter a wondrous figure. "A mermaid on the rock braided her golden hair, she thought she was alone and sang so beautifully. She sang and sang, the trees and springs rustled, and as in dreams the moonlit night whispered to us."
Considering the great importance attributed to water throughout literary history, it is even more astonishing that today it is taken for granted so much in our everyday lives. We should consider more often that water is the origin of our planet. It the basis and root of all life. Let's pause to think for a moment every now and again and give this fresh element and source of life some recognition - for example, by sitting back, drinking a glass of fresh water and enjoying the subtle, pure taste. Stored in a jug containing a SecoSan stick, water stays fresh and pure for even longer, allows the precious substance to be preserved for a long time.