Of course, without water the thing I would miss the most readily would be drinking water. But beyond that, I would really miss the joy of jumping into a river... of swimming... of riding on a boat across the waves. Water sustains our bodies, but also our souls. There is nothing more special to me than being in a natural body of water, aware that it is connecting me to other places and people. The pure joy and fun of water sports, or a calm and solitary swim, the sense of belonging to the natural world. All these are possible with water.