More Messages to the Future
Oh My Lovely Faizan,
I love you my son. You are waking up now. Hopefully tomorrow, more of us will, too.
Despite all the difficulties, we are from a family whose principles are honesty and love for others, and that’s what I want to share with you.
You are young and have a rich future ahead of you. I am retired and aiming for a high quality of cultural life and comfort with whatever time remains to me. I do not want to see a world whose elders sacrifice your future for their short-term needs and personal gain. So it’s up to you and me to speak out.
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.
My dearest Paloma Bear,
I want the very best for you and for generations to come. There is only one planet earth. Your mommy and I will make a genuine effort to make an impact to protect it for you.
Dear future niece or nephew,
We loved hiking, camping, biking, swimming and playing as kids together.
Dear Future Explorers,
I am often faced with the question: why do I care so much about this pale blue dot that we inhabit?
Dear grand nieces and nephews,
I wish you this security knowing we changed because we love you.
My climate promise is to use a refillable bottle, bring my own resusable spoon/form wherever I go, use clean personal care products (without chemicals).
I promise to contact my local officials on passing measures against climate change
To earth & its inhabitants,
Its been heavy on my shoulders since I found out about the state of climate woes as a child.
I hope whatever happens, whatever I can’t imagine that you may face, that you will continue to seek light.