More Messages to the Future
My Mini & Lou,
Since I first sat down with these words, a pandemic has erupted. Racial violence is reaching a fever pitch and protests are raging across the nation. It feels like the planet is succumbing to entropy, slipping further into chaos. But I write to you from a time of shifting tides.
The blue sky will no longer be grey, and the bleak clouds will be vibrant.
I promise to stop eating junk food.
To my future self,
It is today on March 6th, 2017 that you have made the decision to make a difference in this world.
I promise to use a water bottle.
dear future people (:
I am writing this message to you guys. When I look outside my window today, I see a beautiful world that others and myself call “home sweet home.” The trees glimmering in warm sunlight, the air stirring a cool breeze, and the water flowing down rivers are parts of our home Mother Earth.
My climate promise: community awareness of the climate crisis.
Dear Future Today,
Here in California we’re starting to recognize our climate changing the natural world around us.
To older Rochelle,
You should’ve reduced your carbon footprint, should be using some source of renewable energy and be a vegetarian by now.
To my dear son Zac,
I promise to raise you as a loving-nature human.
I am so sorry we didn’t realize this predicament sooner.
I can now see that the solutions are there, that a transition of the magnitude that is needed, is possible.