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The burden of realising wishes.
Qayyum

When you want to put a dam
 1
but you are not sure how to replace the generators.
 2
 
 
When you want to put some windmills
 3
but you are afraid that the birds will knock its fans.
 4
 
 
When you want to put a nuclear powered plant
 5
but you are not sure where to put its waste.
 6
 
 
When you want to put a coal power plant
 7
but you are not sure how to efficiently fire them.
 8
 
 
When you want the dam to service continuously
 9
after its loooooong life
 10
and you happened to want to replace the generator
 11
and you happened to found that the generator cannot be replaced
 12
and you happened to wish that the dam could just go away
 13
magically
 14
but then the act of draining and rising of water at each end, should the act be undone,
 15
will flood towns at the drained end of river,
 16
and at the end of the day, all those stones we put there to realise our wishes,
 17
is it worth it in the end?
 18

Related:
Hoover Dam: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam
Bigger statues: how bigger before satisfaction?: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/14/india-to-break-record-for-worlds-largest-statue-twice

Version 1.0: 14 September 2018.

4 Oct 18


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