More Messages to the Future
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.
When you look at me with those big beautiful eyes and that innocent smile, you make me want to fight harder. And I do.
Lucie, I love you more than you could ever know and I hope that my promises help contribute to a better world for you and inspire you to take action as well as you grow into the amazing adult I know you will be.
I hope that environmental issues are a thing of the past.
Dear Future Explorers,
I am often faced with the question: why do I care so much about this pale blue dot that we inhabit?
To my daughters,
In order for you two be happy and healthy, we all need to work hard to prevent climate change.
I hope, as your father, I’ve done enough to instill within you how science is a wonderful adventure.
Fighting for a system that rewards care for people and planet over profit.
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.
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.
I will keep trying Kaydence, I promise. And I hope we can look back together in 2050 and smile, knowing that our Earth is healthy once again.
I promise I will encourage everyone to adopt a plant-based diet. Good for our health, the animals and the planet.