Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Morning Blues

Monday morning.  Another scorcher.  You'd think we'd be getting used to this by now, but, heck, I can get used to the cold, but have never been able to get used to the heat.  Can't deal with it.  Can't stand the sweating...the wet head, the clothes sticking to your body.  Can't stand the heaviness of the air and the difficulty in breathing.  Last night they must have had another brownout.  That's when the lower the electrical amps so we don't receive full power.  Kept waking up throughout the night.  The AC was on, but it was hot.  

Sometimes I wonder.  What if this is a sign of things to come?  What if this is going to be 'every' summer from now on, and eventually, the winter, too?  What if?  Scary thought, isn't it?  The changes in our weather patterns appear to be a sign of upheaval....and, as weather patterns become more and more unbalanced, will we experience further temperature extremes?  And sadly, we have ourselves to blame for this mess.

"Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
--Chief Seattle, 1854--

Our earliest ancestors, those who lived through and survived the Ice Age, those who hunted in the forests, they had no need to get closer to nature ...or even to consider their relationship to it...for the fact is, they WERE nature...They were an intricate part of the natural world...and what a wondrous way it was to live.  

But then, as time went on, everything began to change.  Humankind discovered farming and no longer felt a part of the natural world.  Now they had learned that they could control it and bend it to suit their needs.  Mankind not only domesticated the plants and the animals, but they also sought to domesticate the landscape and to reshape the Earth to fit their individual needs.
And after centuries of abuse, it now appears to be catching up with us.  The world is in a state of neglect....with our smoking factories spewing toxic fumes into the atmosphere, garbage piles, dead and stagnant rivers and destruction of the rain forests.  These are the outward symptoms of our problems. The fact is,the root cause goes much deeper; it starts within us....when we stop loving, when we stopped caring for our Mother Earth, we began to pollute ourselves and our thoughts. Most people don't see the changes...or choose not to see the changes...the changes that are beginning to manifest everywhere.  Temperature changes, extinctions, severe weather patterns, earthquakes. For goodness sake, the Earth is crying out to us. Why is it so hard to listen?  We must stop polluting our environment and begin to show our gratitude to the Earth again.  She is our Mother and She loves and nourishes us with all that we need....even though we have ravaged and nearly destroyed her. It's time for us to wake up, and it's not just a matter of hugging a tree; it's a matter of survival for all of us.


Honor the sacred
Honor the Earth, our Mother.
Honor the Elders.
Honor all with who we
share the Earth--
Four-leggeds, two-leggeds,
winged ones,
Swimmers, crawlers,
plant and rock people
Walk in balance and beauty.
--Native American Elder--


  1. Most people are not that far-sighted...they live in the moment...Mother Earth will survive...but perhaps the human race will not...

  2. I hate having to run my a.c. all night, but if I don't I get no sleep. I run the fan and worry too about the "brownouts" even the name sounds horrible. Blackouts well, seem more natural, don't they? I'm rereading "The Clan of the Cave Bear" series and know exactly what you're talking about with having to be just one with all that is and how to deal with it on an instinctive level we've unfortunately lost.

  3. Oh, I forgot: your new page design is simply divine! :)

  4. Amen! The ancient were wise enough to live with the nature, not against it. We humans are stupid enough to think that nature does not win against all our technology. This planet will go on a million years after all humans are gone. And that, to me at least, is a very comforting thought. It is good to know that the planet can repair itself, even if we humans can't.
    I know this sounds harsh, but at times I am so fed up....

  5. Can't take my eyes off these colors & the design. :0)

    Try to do my best to keep things better for this earth.
    Maybe that's why I don't like change & am a creature of habit.

  6. We've not had the heat that we usually get - which makes me nervous. Weather patterns are shifting and although I never enjoyed the 100 degree weather in mid-July, I wonder now if it will show up in August, or even September. It's hard to know what will happen now.

    I do hope you find a way to stay cool!

  7. Love the new blog look. It's awesome!

  8. Actually, the world wide heat is from El Nino or whatever it is. And it's changed, or whatever it does. El Nino, I mean. So it will get cooler and we may thus, not make a record year, of hot temps.

    Temps change over lots of time. Europe had a Little Ice Age, and that made a mess of things..

    That being said, I am all for us not being stupid, about all our energy use. Of course!

  9. You do have A/C at home, but also have Brown-outs. Lovely. Not! -sigh-

  10. Hi Mary! Just think with the Wise Old Man: " It will pass".
    It is mighty nasty the 3 H in this region:Hazy,hot and humud, but" it will pass" :))))
    Julia/Blue bird :-)))))))))