Wild fragments of what used to be my country hang on and are economically inaccessible (for now) or are cared for by the enlightened. These places, the wildlife and the people who look after them, fire my love, rage and activism.
There is a growing movement of people that understands a reckoning is barrelling our way. Most flora and fauna on Earth is already being blasted, poisoned and consumed into oblivion and it’s unlikely, on the current trajectory, that even wealthy people will be able to insulate themselves from the consequences.
But I am only one person, whose greatest love is her country. I’ve lived a lifetime of loss of country and however much tat, drugs, burgers, play with balls and other self-obsessed and self-serving diversionary activities our species prioritises over Earth, these never compensate for the all-consuming destruction of country and the cruelty, greed and stupidity I have witnessed.
Today I Will Remember
To accept what the day brings and hold off on any significant action when I’m angry.
If I fully accept something, however painful, I can attempt to understand it and join with others who strive for enlightenment, courage and love to inform their decision-making. I will never know all these other people, but I like to think of us walking quietly together through a vast, pristine rainforest listening with joy and wonder to wild sounds and waterfalls.
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