More Messages to the Future
Dear Nova and Remi,
I wish for you both that another kind of life has been discovered, one of peace, moderation and concern for all life.
I pray that you are having a happy life and that you have contributed each year of your life into helping to make our planet healthy, cleaner, thriving and greener- a better place for all people and animals to live.
Tonight at bedtime, you asked, seemingly out of nowhere, “why are the glaciers disappearing?”
Dear my future family,
I will promise to help climate change as much as I can.
I wanted to let you know that in 2019 that there were real struggles with the health of our planet.
I promise to stop eating junk food.
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.
Even when contemplating huge global-historical issues — especially then — it’s important to stay grounded in the present time and place, the specific here and now, and the minute affairs of everyday interpersonal relations.
To my sons,
I’m voting with climate change as a top priority. I’ve tried to teach you boys that we need to clean up after ourselves and take care of the earth. I promise to continue doing these actions and more, for your sake.
Dear old dude Mårten,
I know that the 2019 version of me (today that is) wished and hoped for that I did all within my power to turn the world around without loosing sight on the beauty of being alive.
Dear Future Explorers,
I am often faced with the question: why do I care so much about this pale blue dot that we inhabit?
I will continue to work to make the Earth a cleaner and safer place for you to grow and explore.