When nothing is given to you, you learn to take what you need with the tools you have. When you have no tools, you learn to make your own tools; sometimes those tools are for building and sometimes those tools are for taking – sometimes they are both.
When things are given to you, you learn to get others to give you things. When they don’t give you things, you complain and try to find ways for others to give you things; you compete with others who are now being given things, and in competition there is blood.
Sweat and blood versus tears and blood. Salt and iron. A world of salt and iron, where sweat mingles with tears with blood congealing; a competition of ‘get’ and ‘have’, a competition of ‘get’ and ‘have not’.
Circumstances dictate which we do until we decide which we want to be, and to understand which we want to be we have to understand the choices.
Always, it comes to salt and iron.
The water is the intent.