Nearly colorless and clear, water comprises the large majority of the Earth and its life. As summer wanes, we wanted to draw attention to this fluid formula, precious for its abundance and generative, healing effect irrespective of state, whether liquid, solid (as ice) or gaseous (as vapor) in the expansive and ethereal sky. Covering 71% of the Earth’s surface as ocean, rivers, lakes and streams, water has always been of historical importance, essential to whole civilizations, imagined and real, from its sacred status in world religions (bathing or baptizing), to its representation in global art. All welcoming and neutral in its embrace, water supports and gives life as sustenance, or as medicine, assuaging and soothing myriad ills. Here, a round-up of impressive memories of water, across cultures and across time.