More Messages to the Future
I promise I will use less fossil fuels.
To my child,
For the pale blue dot we live on, a precious beauty, I try to help.
When you look at me with those big beautiful eyes and that innocent smile, you make me want to fight harder. And I do.
I’ll buy only food that I plan to eat before it spoils.
I will use less plastic.
Future Self & Ka’iulani,
We promise to reduce the amount of carbon we use on a daily basis.
As I write this, I consider giving up as it sometimes seems that all is lost. But then I think of you.
Less meat, more on my feet!
To the wonderful children of our family – Elayna, Julianna, and James –
There is no issue more important to your future and your friends’ future than stemming climate change.
My Mini & Lou,
Since I first sat down with these words, a pandemic has erupted. Racial violence is reaching a fever pitch and protests are raging across the nation. It feels like the planet is succumbing to entropy, slipping further into chaos. But I write to you from a time of shifting tides.
Dear Spike, Loulou and Yoshua,
I’m going to start a campaign to try to convince everybody in the Netherlands to not eat meat one day a week.