Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Riding the Waves


There are times when I feel overwhelmed by the scale and pace of the destruction of Life on Earth.  I get into the grip of that "too little too late" fear, and with the despair comes a deep weariness of spirit.  During those times I don't want to learn anything else about the problems; I don't want to hear about another ecological disaster or ongoing struggle; I don't even want to know about another 'bright green' solution that is ever so bright but still not BIG enough to actually change things...



During those times, all I want to do is curl up inside the beauty of the world, and let it be all that is... just for a little while...


Safe for a moment.  And then, I can recognise that the despair is a reason for apathy, an excuse for carelessness.  Refreshed for a moment.  And then, I can acknowledge that my hope for sustainable human existence is a powerful force for creating the long future I want for my child and her children; and my despair is part of the problem!  Inspired for a moment.  And then, I realise I should be spending more of my time immersed in David Attenborough's TV series than reading the news!

8 comments:

  1. You think the news is bad? Try Farmer's Weekly.

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  2. Nice to see all of these flowers you have done good job on this blog thanks
    Pegasos world

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  3. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your site. Would you mind emailing me back @ carlymiller687@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Carly

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  4. @ David, I am sure I could not survive Farmer's Weekly! You are brave.

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  5. @ Rizwan, thank you for visiting and being encouraging.

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  6. @ Carly, thank you for your interest. I would be interested to know the context for your question. Take care.

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  7. Love the flower pics! Definitely a nice place to curl up and escape from the news. I try not to read or watch it - the important stuff filters through anyway and the rest is just a heavy weight to lug.

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  8. Hi Kit, thanks for your comment. I have visited your Food & Family blog too, and think we may well have lots in common! Nice to meet you.

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