More Messages to the Future
I want you to be prepared for the world that the generations before you are creating for you. I love you Lucienne, and I will not give up. I will push you and teach you not to give up, either, even if others around you do.
The blue sky will no longer be grey, and the bleak clouds will be vibrant.
Even when contemplating huge global-historical issues — especially then — it’s important to stay grounded in the present time and place, the specific here and now, and the minute affairs of everyday interpersonal relations.
In this world that is changing before our eyes, I believe that is our task: standing unflinchingly on the side of love, connecting with others, and forging ahead together.
I promise to plant more flowers.
I promise to educate myself and others about how we can protect and nourish our 1 PLANET
I will stop using plastic and will plant trees. I will also not waste water and electricity.
dear me in 2030,
I am smelling burning plastic!
I promise to do my part, supporting federal legislation to protect our earth while starting small with projects at home.
You are so small. So innocent. So beautiful. For you and for everyone else, I will try harder.
To my precious grandchildren, Emma, Maya, Maddie and Will,
With love and a great hope for the future, a future that will be healthy and sustainable for you, my precious grandchildren.
Dear Grown up Alton and Dot,
The most important thing in my life is you, which means that as your mom – I am doing my very best to make sure that when you read this letter, Earth is a cleaner and safer place for you and your children.