Fog rolls out and day
saunters in with sunshine and
promises for May
lengthening days lead to home
writing captures time
Wet, gray, cold, drab, dark
Ol’ Sol never shone today
watching cloudy skies
Now the long wait endless time
Summer looms ahead
scream across the biosphere
there is no safety
Sorry for the downer poem, it’s not how I really feel, but how I am responding to the media coverage of this potentially serious development. There are many, many things to worry about this week, from political to medical items. We hear about things so quickly these days, it can seem overwhelming as there is no space in between reports. On the plus side, we get news fast enough to change mid-stride and choose another direction. If we will.
The basic mechanisms for staying healthy remain the same: wash your hands, don’t poke at your face, wash your hands, cover your face if you sneeze/cough, wash your hands, don’t share eating utensils or foods, wash your hands, eat right, wash your hands…
Wash your hands. It saved thousands of lives in the 1800s when it was first adopted by doctors, and then by individuals. It can save thousands of lives still.
Wash your hands. Please.
mid day earth weekend
the species prance glide waddle
yellow paved walkways
dusted with the hope of trees
spring in the air – sneeze!
Hail, YES! It rains hard
On this night in the city
I listen harder.
I like this icon, it’s similar to the obamicon I made for January.
Click on the icon to go to the website and make your own!
But remember, as much fun as things like this are (making icons, wearing ribbons, pasting the car with bumperstickers)… the best way to effect change is to lead by example. Buy close to home, recycle when you can — and buy recycled items, minimize trips in private automobiles, live lightly and responsibly.
Happy day after Earth Day!
The elder stidkid took these lovely pics for me about two weeks ago, but I was saving them for today. Here are some of the pretty sights in the yard — all non-native.
There is often a lot of bad news coverage about the earth: climate change, habitat devastation, natural disasters. It is good to remember also that there are pretty things, nice things, good people and happy events. Not everything in our lives is imperfect, and many things are actually wonderful! Working together, or as individuals, we do make a difference. At home, and around the world.
I will add a few links to interesting earth-day articles as I find them…
Pick Your Green Battles from yahoo.