More Messages to the Future
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.
Tonight at bedtime, you asked, seemingly out of nowhere, “why are the glaciers disappearing?”
Dear Granddaughter Rosalia,
This is my heritage for you my beautiful cacheticos de melon.
My hope is for all who live in your time to still know the joy of swimming in the ocean, walking through the woods, and hiking in the mountains.
As I write this, I consider giving up as it sometimes seems that all is lost. But then I think of you.
I wanted to let you know that in 2019 that there were real struggles with the health of our planet.
I pledge to stop using plastic bags.
I promise to do all within my power to create a world that’s safe for you and your generation.
I promise to take my bike everywhere. Taking Golden Gate Transit to SF tonight.
Dear Devon and Chloe
I hope that my work helping to make your schools more sustainable will be something you carry on as you grow older.
Pick up your trash wherever you go!
To my great-great grandchildren,
I don’t know your name
or even if you’re alive,
but I’m doing all I can
to make sure you survive.
I’m your great- great grandmother
who lived a century ago
in a world far different
from the one you must know.