Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It's Not Easy...Being Green


A living planet is a much more complex metaphor for deity than just a bigger father with a bigger fist. If an omniscient, all-powerful Dad ignores your prayers, it's taken personally. Hear only silence long enough, and you start wondering about his power. His fairness. His very existence. But if a world mother doesn't reply, Her excuse is simple. She never claimed conceited omnipotence. She has countless others clinging to her apron strings, including myriad species unable to speak for themselves. To Her elder offspring She says - go raid the fridge. Go play outside. Go get a job. Or, better yet, lend me a hand. I have no time for idle whining.
David Brin

Today is Earth Day. There has been so much in the media recently about what's going on with the climate, what we can do, what we haven't done. Both sides of the story push that we're not in a crisis with global warming or that we are. It can be overwhelming, fear inducing and even paralyzing for many.

I'm not a Luddite, I use technology regularly, but I also am concerned about being holistic in my life where possible. I have no easy answers. The one thing I know I can do is work within the scope of my world. Recycle, buy green, learn how to live it better. I'm not perfect, but I'm making progress. The other thing I can do is educate when I have the opportunity and here's somewhere to look at what you can do. I'm hopeful though. The fact that the issue is being discussed and looked at more gives that to me. It's not going to be easy, but I think the world is waking up.

Is it easy being green for you?

Audra McDonald, "It's Not Easy Being Green":


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

we're all in the same boat it seems. maybe just maybe if we all use our teaspoons we can bail ourselves out. Much much Love. Hope your healing time is enlightening.
Elena

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