Monday, 21 December 2009

As Greenpa would say...

...pick and iceberg and start pushing. Turns out Derrick Jensen (author of Endgame) says much the same thing in this excellent article.

Also, Happy Solstice everyone! I know I am sure looking forward to more daylight instead of less. When we get to December 21 I know I can make it through the Winter. Today here in the Edmonton area it is snowing quite heavily, and we have a whopping ~7 1/2 hours of daylight.

With the bitter (but far from surprising) disappointment at Copenhagen, I'm not sure if I will have much more to say on this blog before the New Year rolls around next week. Despite that, I would still like to wish everyone a joyful holiday season and a time of rest as we gather ourselves for the challenges of the coming year. May our individual actions for peaceful change in 2010 overflow into a collective juggernaut of goodness the likes of which the world has never seen!

(I can dream, can't I?)


Apple Jack Creek said...

As a friend of mine used to say "Where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket again?"

The world at large has gone crazy and we can't fix it. We can't stop the powers that be from being dumb and refusing to do what is needed.

All we can do is look to our own little bit of the world: rejoice that the light is returning again, for another year (I love Solstice!), plan our gardens, eat from our yards, encourage local farmers, install a wood stove, buy less, love more, and make the best decisions we can where we are - with one foot planted in each world, straddling the divide between the Old and the New ... and trying not to lose our balance as the New looks so much like the Very Old. :)

Blessings to you, Theresa - don't give up. You can make a difference, even if just in your own back yard. It matters too. :)

May the Light bring you joy!

Theresa said...

You're right, AJC, and I take that "in your own back yard" part quite literally. That's what I liked about Jensen's article - he encouraged people to take care of what is right in front of them.

Being on the cusp of Old and New is difficult, but no more difficult than it has ever been, I suppose. And since existence is always a turning from Old to New and around again, all we can do is to find a way to adapt and carry on, 'loving more.' :)

Blessings to you and yours as well!

Jerry said...

`juggernaut of goodness`...I love that.

Peace and comfort to you and yours, Theresa.

Theresa said...

It's time we had a juggernaut of the good kind for a change, hey?

Thanks for the well wishes Jerry - I return them to you and yours :)