I promise to plant more flowers.
More Messages to the Future
I promise I will eat vegan, organic, locally grown, and seasonal.
Last week I took you to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.
I hope that you start doing things that will help the world.
I promise to pick up trash at every beach I visit 🙂 and to bike for local errands.
I’ll buy only food that I plan to eat before it spoils.
Dear X—, Dear A—,
I will do everything I have the power to do to free your lives from the mistakes of ours. That is what my love for you means.
My dear granddaughter Christy,
My own curiosity and knowing what a caring, aware young woman you are help me override despair.
Dear Chay and Kate,
Don’t ever let anyone tell you your actions don’t matter. Every single thing you do matters. You matter.
I promise to recycle and compost.
I promise I will use less fossil fuels.
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.
To my Beloved Future Children,
Be fearless – do not be afraid to talk to each other and do not be afraid to fail.