Remember when I made this video of a community garden in a seaside town in New Jersey? Today, that beautiful garden that my friend and I sat in one peaceful summer afternoon is now located in a disaster zone, created by Hurricane Sandy, the frankenstorm.
Today Exxon and Shell, only two of the many fossil fuel companies, announced that they made 16 billion dollars in profit in the last quarter.
Look at this awesome picture I snapped with my cell phone in July in Newburyport, MA. I am in love with this tall ship, a 1960 replica of the HMS Bounty. I saw her in three different ports over the last two years, what a beauty! She sank on Monday in the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” off the Carolinas in Hurricane Sandy, the frankenstorm.
As of today, over $150 million has been spent to influence this year’s election by the fossil fuel frankenindustry* .
Can you connect the dots? Can you do the math? (Had you noticed that in over 270 minutes of presidential debates, the words “Climate Change” were not mentioned once?)
Goddesses, can you hear what Mother Earth is saying? Can you see our “conspicuous consumption”? (If you and your house and stuff were plopped down in the middle of Africa, would that help you to see better?)
What to do?
Try local, try natural, try simple, try solar,…… try ignoring the dang Joneses.
As a modern goddess, you are probably already trying. I salute you! Let us not go down with the ship, my sisters, just give us a full moon to steer by and we can change the course. We can. (Full moons and other whisperings of Mother Earth can be learned at herbal conferences like this one: Rosemary Gladstar’s Annual Women’s Herbal Conference. )
Goddess-speed to you!
* all math from 350.org