Collective Fortitude

We have to reexamine everything.

We have to stop what we’re doing, take a deep breath, and figure out a better way to live. There is no collective agreement, no consensus- no plan, currently- that reflects a comprehending grasp of our situation: there are a few grains of sand left in the hourglass. The planet we call home is in the process of chewing us up and spitting us out, yet we carry on in defiance, or in blissful ignorance. Or out of pure selfishness and in a hellbent pursuit of “progress.”

We stand by as the empty gravy boat in the White House proudly withdraws us from the Paris climate agreement. Then 11,000 scientists issue a stern warning to WAKE UP. NOW!!, but we still have to watch and see if, maybe this time, our leaders get the message.

We could take matters into our own hands, but our elected representatives must be on board. This will be an effort that dwarfs anything that has come before it, because it must involve all the citizens of Earth rallying around a single cause. No undue drama here. Not a hint of hyperbole. It’s what it’s come to.

Even as the snow begins to fly.

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