More Messages to the Future
Dear Future Ryan,
I promise to be a knight in the campaign of truth seeking.
Saiba que enquanto eu tiver vida, minha voz não calará para alertar o mal que estamos fazendo agora para as nossas gerações futuras…
Queridas filhas Ana Luísa e Ana Carla,
Que vocês possam contar para seus filhos e netos que minha geração tomou consciência de sua responsabilidade e assumiu sua condição de natureza e a ela se reintegrou, com inteligência, interação respeitosa e solidariedade.
I promise I will encourage everyone to get OUT of their cars and onto public transit.
There is still a lot of beauty and I will do what I can to keep it from slipping away.
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.
I will stop using plastic and will plant trees. I will also not waste water and electricity.
The road I learned to ride my bike on, the field where I kicked my first soccer ball, and the park I ate my first ice cream cone at, could all be gone.
To my brother’s children,
We wondered about how we might be able to eliminate plastics from our day to day routines, and recycled literally everything. We were amazing, you should have seen us. Now and again though, we wondered if these were the right questions.
We only have 11 years left until the damage done by climate change is irreversible.
Dear Madeline, Ava, and Harper,
What I wish most for you girls is that the care you have shown each other would extend to the big wide world around you.
My hope for you is that all our legislative efforts and care for the environment makes a difference so that we can wipe asthma out of our family.