Friday, April 22, 2011

OLDIES BUT NOT-SO-GOODIES FOR EARTH DAY



Oren Lyons  is the traditional Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Iroquois Confederacy. Unfortunately, his prophesy is unchanged.

In another incredibly present flash-from-the-past, here is Severn Suzuki at the 1992 UN Conference on the Environment in Rio.



Too bad that today we have so many MORE examples of the truth of her words. It used to give me comfort to think that, if fate determined that we must fall, that we could nevertheless choose whether to fall on a pillow or on a rock. But recent history has not been encouraging (was it ever?). Nor, is it as so many have said, "a question of values." It is about finding the will to bring actions and aspirations together.

Hope springs eternal. Here is Bill McKibben presenting the latest thrust for change. The youth have incredible energy. They are the wedge.



Truthfully, one never knows when or why a power shift occurs. One day the wall just comes down. Meanwhile, all we can do is show up and do our work and hope for action to catalyze sooner than later. Engagement and participation are the keys. Prayers are good too.

My own deep spring of inspiration still comes from those wonderful years on Bald Mountain.

Touch the Earth and Blessed Be

It is lovely, indeed


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