We can’t let people work from home. It will disrupt business too much.
We have to fly. It is how you do business these days.
…And a hundred others.
We have known for decades that our planet was in crisis. We have known how to heal her. We have known the things we must do…and stop doing, for a long time.
We need to quit driving our cars all the time. Stop flying all over the world, just because we can. We need to buy less shit. We need to grow more of our own food. We need to share this planet with other creatures.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
It’s that simple.
But we always said we couldn’t. That would impede business. Billionaires could not become trillionaires. Idiots could not run our nations.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
And we could not buy the absolute latest fashion or gadget…even though we have a closet full of perfectly useful clothes, our phone works just fine, and there is nothing wrong with the computer or tablet we already own.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
We knew all the reasons we could not do those things.
Then a virus so small that only a powerful electron microscope can see it did in weeks all those things that we said would take years or decades or simply could not be done at all. It stopped us. Something that is not even technically alive.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
And the water is clear in the canals in Venice.
I saw someone on Twitter ask yesterday if the sky was bluer.
I have seen birds in our yard that I have never seen before…ever.
Even @PanKwake says the air smells fresher.
We can! We can do what it takes to save our planet before it is too late.
And in three weeks or six or three months, but some time soon, we will face a choice. We will all be asked, or told, to go back to the way it was.
To drive an hour or more to work and then back again in the evening, stealing precious time that we are not reimbursed for from our families and lives…and polluting our world.
The price of everything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
We will be told to spend money…to kick start the economy and save jobs. But how much of that money actually benefits the workers?
I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
The enslaved textile workers half a world away that make less than $5 per day.
The truckers and maritime people who transport your goods for pennies on the dollar…and significantly increase pollution.
The shop worker that risked her life so you could buy shit during this crisis, yes, some essential, but other not.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
The delivery driver that is so closely monitored he must break traffic laws…and increase pollution.
We work our asses off. And for what? So, we can buy the latest iPad? And who benefits from that?
Billionaires. Not the rest of the people in the supply chain.
There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.
We have done. This invisible little microbe has shown us what we are truly capable of doing and becoming. It has proven that we can do all those things necessary to save this planet before it is too late.
The question becomes…
Or will we go right back to all those mistakes we were making before?
It is not just our governments or businesses that have that choice to make.
The other 7,999,990,000 have choices we can make too.
Things do not change; we change.
If enough of us said no more, guess what? Those 10,000 (if that) who think they control this planet and everyone and everything on it would see that they don’t.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
We have that choice…all of us. Because…
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
It is Earth Day. The 50th of its kind. It is also that most ancient celebration of the goddess herself. Back before mankind could read or write or fly or drive, it was a time when independent of one another small bands of humans all came to celebrate the same day.
The vernal equinox. That day of the year where the day and night are equal. Where the light is as strong as the dark.
It was the sign from the goddess that winter and death were over. That spring was upon us. That life was returning.
That is the true meaning of this day that goes back past human memory.
And perhaps never before has this day been more significant than this year, 2020. When we know the truth, we know that we can do what it takes. We can save our planet, her creatures, and ourselves.
That choice is as much your birthright as it is those ‘in power.’ You make those decisions every day with your actions more than your votes. With the things you buy, the way you purchase them, and how you invest your time and energy.
What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?
May the Goddess bless you with wisdom in the days, weeks, and years to come,
From our @HomeCrazzyHome to yours
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.