The moon is new
The decade untapped
A world of potential
Which ways will we shift
In which to enact
For it is so desperately required
So deeply emeshed
Have we become in overusing
Creating toxic waste
Eating our own planet
In our haste
To have everything
But what is
Gigantic nations reaching out their arms
They cannot knock down mountain ranges
But they try
Until there is nothing left
But one desperate
We are eating our world to death
*this constant pillaging is frightening. When you see the mega trawlers and the catch that they bring in .. it simply isn’t sustainable
So that is the ocean
Over 200 million land animals are killed every day (every day – every day!) around the world to feed people
And that doesn’t count the mono crops like corn and soy which are not planted in increasingly depleted soils to feed all these animals
The loss of wildlife diversity and habitats is unprecedented
The word unprecedented is becoming used so much that it actually isn’t unprecedented anymore
It is normal
A terrifying new normal
Which should not be a term which is used because if it is normal then it somehow doable
But it’s not going to be doable – not at all
It does reassure me how many people are becoming conscious to these things.
What would have seemed like the conversation of an overthinking eccentric several years ago is now broadly considered common sense
But we all need to ACT – not just (as our politicians are wont to claim) just call this the “new normal” (which has virtually become a hashtag) and move on.
And that is my small environmental rant for a Friday but I will leave you with a quote that I love and I wish were true
“If we worshipped the earth with the same fervour as we do the one who purportedly made it – our earth would be a wonderful place indeed”.
If you enjoyed this post then check out these earlier posts of mine: The rebalancing act
or Earth: Respect – Protect – Connect
4 thoughts on “Eccentricities of the new normal”
This is such a powerful piece and a very poignant post to match. It’s painfully sad to think of the destruction and damage caused to the planet, to the landscape and the animals that call it home. I do think that every little helps, so the small regular changes can really add up and everyone can do their part, no matter how small.
Very well said!
Hi Caz – I just don’t expect change from the top when we cannot change ourselves – what is “up there” is only a reflection of what is “down here”. It frightens me sometimes who the elected officials are in countries all over the world because the people elected them. As Ghandi said – we have to be the change – then and only then will the reflection of what we see all around us alter. I slip up all the time with the small things simply because they feel like small things but if everyone is doing it and requesting alternatives (and actually using and buying the alternatives) then the small things become huge. Governments can’t change these fundamental things but we can and everyone is free to make those choices – that is empowering and it also builds communities of like minded people which is what the world needs – more community. Sorry for the long reply – I get pretty passionate about these things. 🌱🌷💕
This is really moving and is the best post I have read today.
Thanks Lily I appreciate that 😊