More Messages to the Future
Dear Future Family,
As I’m sitting here trying to think of the best words to say to you all, I am thinking of one major thing: that I can only hope that you all get to experience the incredible beauty created by our planet.
I promise to use a reusable water bottle.
Dear Me of Tomorrow,
I plan to plant more things this spring, as we do every year in our garden.
I promise to pick up trash at every beach I visit, use metal straws, take quick showers.
I promise to put in a rain catcher tank.
As I write this, I consider giving up as it sometimes seems that all is lost. But then I think of you.
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.
Dear Kids of the Future,
My wish for all of you is that the people of the present wake up and are able to change their habits.
I am so sorry we didn’t realize this predicament sooner.
Dear Malasher and Alex,
My goal was to help you grow into better citizens of our planet; to help you care about our natural world and to make everyday choices that reflect concern for our beautiful earth and our own health as well as encourage you to work together to make changes in our community.
There is a place on this planet called the Amazon, and I don’t mean the online shopping site (is that still a thing in your time?).
Today, I promise to keep my spaces clean and my environment cleaner.