More Messages to the Future
I will do my part to help ensure that there is an Earth left when we are done borrowing it.
I know it’s long past time to wake up. You deserve a future in which drought, famine, and war are not all your children ever know; the choices my generation makes now will determine your future.
My darling Cassidy,
I know I need to write this to you, and I don’t want to because it makes me so sad. I have been desperately avoiding my feelings about climate change, for many years, but especially and with greater intensity every year since you were born.
I promise to pick up trash at every beach I visit, use metal straws, take quick showers.
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.
I am so sorry we didn’t realize this predicament sooner.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax
Dear Matthew, Sam, and Sophie,
There is a promise in the Bible: ‘I shall restore the years that the locusts have eaten’ and that points to a promise of complete healing and restoration. But until that comes I intend to do my best to ‘save the planet’ in whatever way I can, and I encourage you to do the same.
I promise to never use a plastic straw.
Dear Nieces and Nephews,
Each of us only has so much power and the problem is HUGE, but I worked at this every day.
I promise to use a reusable water bottle.