More Messages to the Future
To my future children,
It’s not enough to just recycle. I will sign petitions and call my local representatives. I will also engage in conversations about climate change – even with people with whom I don’t see eye-to-eye.
That we all have a role to play no matter how small, we all can make a difference.
Tonight at bedtime, you asked, seemingly out of nowhere, “why are the glaciers disappearing?”
I promise I will bring permaculture designs to my community.
As I write this, I consider giving up as it sometimes seems that all is lost. But then I think of you.
To my daughter and her children,
As a minister, I have preached that we are here to be of service to others and to be care takers of this wonderful planet that God has given us.
Dear Victoria, sugar pie honey bunch, chiquita loquita,
How can I look at your bright eyes and light dance and tell you we are facing a war?
Dear Annie and Eric,
I hope that this life of good things is not just yours to enjoy, but that you also have decided to fight for others to have this life, too.
Dear future love,
A culture of consumption is the reason that my world faces such an ecological crisis, it is both necessary and proper to address the fundamental mindsets that have created such a destructive culture.
We ran through the woods laughing, crying, and living.
Love, help and build a future in unison that benefits and protects the whole world.
I hope that you start doing things that will help the world.