Going inside, “Inside the River”


  • The earth is like a terrarium in that it rarely loses or gains matter.  This means the same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still on earth today.
  • There are more than 2100 known drinking water contaminants that may be present in tap water, including several known poisons.
  • Water molecules are very attracted to each other and stick together,  giving water a high surface tension.
  • Water is the only natural substance that exists in all three states of matter–liquid, solid, gas.  What’s amazing is that when water freezes and becomes solid, it expands, but then becomes lighter and so floats on the water.

I’ve always been attracted to the magic of water, as if it were people wanting their stories to be heard.  The interesting facts about water permeate my book and support Ana and Emma.  If the same water exists from long ago, perhaps…

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