What a change a day makes: April 22nd brings 37 degrees and snow. On April 24th, we count 82 degrees by noon and rising; the day ends at 89 degrees and humidity that can be cut with a knife; night temperatures hover at 75 degrees in spite of thunderstorms and un-relenting lightning that brings daylight until two AM. Today on April 25th, the sky opens with intermittent rain, temperatures hover around 47 degrees.
Last night Sophia and Lilly were snuggled into their beds during the storm and Stanley didn’t care. Nothing much worries him as long as he can curl up on my bed. I, however, was worried! I still am worried!
Worried about the environmental devastation we humans have caused, are causing every day. For a species that is smart and ingenous we seem truly stupid. We are the cause of de-forestation, over-population and stunning greed. Our chemically based agriculture and the unrelenting hunt for convenience and profit has burdened our planet with staggering polution, with an environment that posions its inhabitants equally on land, at sea and in the air.
And for what? All this – so we can pursue material wealth and so that a few of us can become unbelievably rich?
We are speeding toward the abyss. And the question is: Will we continue on and drive off the cliff? Or will we rally to make the changes so desperately needed and avoid the worst?
Yes, I’m worried! And yet I have hope. Hope because of how we brought change to the White House last year!
Today, with intermittend rain, temperatures at a seasonal normal, my dogs are quiet. They do not ask for treats, nor do they romp inside or out. They are quiet, so quiet, as if they understand the peril.