More Messages to the Future
I am doing this to protect you, the food, water, air and biodiversity of a country that I love.
Dear Granddaughter Rosalia,
This is my heritage for you my beautiful cacheticos de melon.
It wasn’t about Him, it was about Us. And this isn’t about Me, it’s about You. And it won’t be about You, it will be about Them.
To my children – Chase, Maya and Harlan
I hope that we manage to change the system really soon, while there is still time. So that you are not left with the mess, and trying to fix something that you didn’t cause. I hope we figured out a way to be kind, and caring for others who will suffer more than us. A way to let go of the greed and look at ways we can help others rather than take from them.
When I asked you why the purple Violet called to you, you told me it was “magic”. I hope that you can still find the magic of life. I hope, despite everything, it is still in abundance.
Maya, my love, I promise to be courageous. I promise that when I face a decision, I will think of how it will impact you and your future. I promise that I’ll also step outside my individual decisions and add my weight to the forces that shift culture and systems.
To my daughters,
In order for you two be happy and healthy, we all need to work hard to prevent climate change.
Dear fellow human,
May my tomorrow include more attention to these details so that you know that I do care.
Less meat, more on my feet!
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.
I pledge to use less plastic.
I promise to go to the farmer’s market more