More Messages to the Future
Quero que você beba água pura, coma alimentos sem agrotóxicos e que sua casinha branca com varanda, seja voltada para o leste, onde o sol vai nascer.
Please know that I have tried very hard to be one of those people, to even make the smallest of changes in order to improve the world for you and your future.
And, if this summer has taught me anything, I am content (because I have to be) living in this limbo, this seemingly endless waiting for the opportunity to change, when really the opportunity exists within our very selves all along.
To my future self,
It is today on March 6th, 2017 that you have made the decision to make a difference in this world.
dear future children,
As I write this, our world is slowly giving way to climate change.
To my wide-eyed warrioresses,
Since my two daughters emerged into this world, all of my tomorrows have become more dear.
I’m not allowed to talk about climate change around family; as my mom warned me, “climate change is not something that people think about in Mississippi.” But I’m worried for my family’s future.
dear me in 2030,
I am smelling burning plastic!
I pray that more and more fathers will realize that to love their children well, they have to love and respect the ecological systems around them too.
Rachel and Noelle,
I hope in a small way this helps your world.
To my sons,
I’m voting with climate change as a top priority. I’ve tried to teach you boys that we need to clean up after ourselves and take care of the earth. I promise to continue doing these actions and more, for your sake.
I feel optimistic for you, tomorrow. I can feel a shift happening already.