More Messages to the Future
Dear future generations,
Past generations took all the trees, polluted all the water, fished all the fish, and hunted all the animals so that there’s almost nothing nice left.
Dear Rowan and Anaka,
If we could talk, I would not be able to bear your gaze as you ask: How could you, the people in a position to change the course of climate change, fail to act?
Dear Grandchildren — August and any others who were born after him
I joined millions of other people who wrote letters and made calls urging our leaders to do more to care for the planet.
Dear Future Self,
It was 2020, the year I realized that life is fragile—not just mine, but the entire planet—through immense consumption, pollution, greediness, ignorance, false bliss. This wasn’t the way I wanted to live my life, so I promise to actively make the change.
My dear granddaughter Christy,
My own curiosity and knowing what a caring, aware young woman you are help me override despair.
Dear Future Earth,
I promise to promote the growth of clean energy, like solar… For the sake of my grandchildren.
to my dearest children,
Our future is being made now, and I promise to do everything in my power to make yours safe.
To my children,
If there is one thing that I taught you it is to be honest in your decisions as they pertain to yourselves and the earth in which you live.
Stay Cool and Save the Whales
My darlings, Juno & Vaeda,
You ask insightful questions, and together we learn about the mysterious world we inhabit.
Dear Hailey and Lily,
We know about this. If we don’t fix this for you, it’s our fault.
To my child,
For the pale blue dot we live on, a precious beauty, I try to help.