“And starward drifts the stricken world,
Lone in unalterable gloom
Dead, with a universe for tomb,
Dark, and to vaster darkness whirled."
(“The Testimony of the Suns”) -- George Sterling
The earth offers us everything and so much more, and yet we treat it with such disdain.
It doesn’t matter which evidence you rely on, it’s obvious that we’re doing irreparable damage.
And yet we carry on without so much as a thought for the next generation or the one after that.
I’ve three children, and I know, despite my best efforts, I’ll leave the planet in a worse state than when I started out.
Think about it.
How on earth do we think we can continue to consume without devastating consequences?
But of course nothing I say or those in power (...but of course they’re just as complicit as me) will make a jot of difference to our egoic, power-made selves who will only stop when it’s all gone -- you only need look at the loss of animals to know where I’m coming from.
Before you set out on another day, ask yourself what one thing can you do to help preserve this one, amazing world?