More Messages to the Future
I feel optimistic for you, tomorrow. I can feel a shift happening already.
We as the human race are smarter than this struggle at hand and need to rise above large corporate interests and confusion on this topic.
Be the person who shows up. Be the person who continues to advocate for change because change is possible – it is possible in the most partisan of politics.
To My Grandchildren,
It’s my hope that the following will be helpful as you navigate your futures. These are the confessions of a climate activist:
Dear Children and Grandchildren,
I see a world full of hope fueled by the desire for change.
I want to tell you a story. Yes, another one.
Mankind has always been able to deal with the greatest challenges it’s faced and this will not be the exception. My message to you is: find that passion and give it your all. ‘Till your legs give out.
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.
We only have 11 years left until the damage done by climate change is irreversible.
To my dear children in the year 2050,
I don’t wish to go backwards, but I do wish we would slow down and design our brave new world with more care.
Dear X—, Dear A—,
As with our struggles to eliminate police brutality, as with hate crimes, so it is with climate change – there are actually a lot of people out there who care.
I promise to ride a bike and take a smart train.
I hope that the state of the environment becomes a part of everyday discourse.