"Use With: Eau Claire" is a book project by Roderic Winkelhorst about the situational essence of liquid presence. When can we expect the book? There's no specific date yet, but it is slated for a 2021 release.
There's mystery, science and art to the concept of water, especially when humans are drawn into the picture. Not just because of the mere fact that the percentage of water in the human body is around 60 percent, but more so because of how no chemical compound has influenced the development of human communities throughout the world as much as water. Yet, the relationship between water and humankind, can be considered to be a rather complex one. Perhaps one that can be described as a love-hate affair.
Those who might think that "eau claire" and transparency are closely related are sadly mistaken, as water refuses to entertain the thought of fully giving away the secrets beneath its surface. Yet, clear water could be fully invisible if it weren't for the fact that it tends to slow down light travelling from the air into the water, causing it to change direction somewhat. This refraction is followed by a total block of light at a depth of 1000 meters, leaving everything behind in total darkness.
Acquainted with the night, the tide rolls in
A sandcastle at seaside
where mermaids don't go
Lungs breathing water
as brain cells fire away
Strangled by the sandman
I sleepwalk no more
As tears roll out, the tide will turn.
The journey over water continues, just like the water continues its journey through the hydrologic cycle, patiently watched by... not only the sun.
Some statistics about water.