More Messages to the Future
We had a lot in common obviously, and our concern for the planet we live on was one of the many things we bonded over.
Dear Emilia and Tommy,
We, in our time, still have the chance to change course. We have the knowledge and emergent means, even the profitable technologies, to do so.
Right now I want to be hopeful. Right now I want to think that we took action to ensure this beautiful future for you.
I promise to stop using a plastic straw.
I’ll buy only food that I plan to eat before it spoils.
I hope whatever happens, whatever I can’t imagine that you may face, that you will continue to seek light.
Aos meus sobrinhos queridos, Ana Laura, Luis Carlos e Helloísa,
Talvez eu não esteja viva para ver alguma mudança, mas espero que vocês vejam e tenham um mundo melhor em 2050. Plantei um ipê rosa e outro amarelo, que eles estejam florindo até 2050.
Dear Beloved Children,
As time progresses, there is hope that value will be placed on all living organisms, including humans, plants, and animals. Life will move at a slower pace, and being on your own time and moving at your individual pace will be the typical way of life. I consider this way of life good living, and I hope that future generations will live on this earth as it was once intended to live in peace and harmony.
I hope that environmental issues are a thing of the past.
I will work to restore the wetlands.
The journey of humanity does not take us to Mars like the world now likes to believe. It takes us home to our true self where there is no separate self. Where we are all one. You know all this. Look after yourself my child, look after your brother, your friends, your children, all the animals and the whole planet. Love them like there is no tomorrow.
I promise to turn old shirts into produce bags.