What in the world is wrong with the world?
My parents were children at the end of WW2. Their lives were shaped by the horrors their parents experienced. I grew up learning not to waste, to be tough because life was harsh, to work hard and not complain.
If you’ve seen my photos you know how much I cherish every part of this wonderful planet that we live on. I marvel at the perfection found in each petal of a flower, feel my heart roar watching crows battle atop stormy winds outside my bedroom window and stand outside until my fingers and toes are numb to take pictures of fast-freezing ice bubbles because their beauty leaves me breathless.
You’ll notice that I don’t take pictures of people…
Nature was my first childhood friend. It nurtured and taught me in a non-judgemental, never-ending classroom without walls. It gave me everything and asked for nothing in return.
As our planet does for everyone on it.
It’s humans who created a price. As if they owned the earth. They have taken, hoarded, killed for, locked up, stolen, depleted, poisoned, destroyed and consumed anything and everything.
And here we go again.
I’m trying to be optimistic about the future but history is not a good liar when it comes to believing in positive, long-term change in human behaviour. How many times do we have to say “never again?”
That said, the current groundswell movement, by the people, for the protection of the people and the planet gives me hope.
I leave you with this ice bubble picture, so symbolic for our planet; its beauty, fragility, complexity, part science/part miracle, floating through space in all its wonder.
If you, too, are feeling crushed by the state of the world, go to my Tumblr feed and find the Ice Bubble video I posted a while ago and read the comments. People have commented, in all different languages from all over the world, how happy this mini-iceage-planet makes them. To date, 79,952 have clicked the heart icon.
They give me hope.
Because I am a moron, I did not realize Sirius had any mental illness before now. Could you tell me what it is? :)