Our potential to change the environment we inhabit is boundless.
If we started today and worked hard for all the changes we want to see, the possible transformation is beyond our wildest dreams.
Whether we have land or not, what we are capable of implementing, in terms of creating Eden, is only limited by two things…our imagination and our ability to use our energy. “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
― Arundhati Roy
This is my favourite slice of text written by Arundhati.
I have mentioned it before, but, personally, never tire of contemplating her wise words…
“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.
The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.
Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.
Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
― Arundhati Roy, War Talk
We create Heaven, or allow others to create Hell, whether that be through destruction of our environment, as they are doing with fracking, for example, or allowing governments to collude with corporate monsters without challenge…they are, after all, our elected trustees.
We expect them to hold in trust our land, our welfare, and even our children!
We must demand accountability at every level!
Our time on Planet Earth is too short to not care…don’t you think?
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On Saturday, as part of the “March Against Monsanto,” campaign held worldwide, I attended a public meeting to raise awareness about Monsanto,and the many issues surrounding GM foods.
John Brennan,a long time anti-GM campaigner,and a member of NO 2 GM,an anti GM organisation, http://www.no2gm.com, was the speaker at this event.
As Monsanto, the giant biotech U.S. company is becoming more and more determined to impose it’s GM foods on the populations of the world, people are equally becoming more and more determined to resist this pressure.
Sligo has just entered the Transition Towns Movement and has already established a Community Garden, where great, organic food is grown and people come together to make the transition from a world of peak oil to a more localized environment, where food and fuel do not have to be transported great distances.
It was a great day and an opportunity to power up with information, as well as meet new people involved in improving the world we live in!
Back home, in the gardens here at Bealtaine Cottage, the sun shines between heavy rain…ideal growing conditions!
The roses on the veranda have opened their scented blooms, as the bees dart in and out to avoid the heavy rain.
Sweet Peas have been planted in hanging baskets to avoid the slugs and…
The blossom now covers the Kanzan Cherry Tree…a long wait, but worth it!
You can see the blue sky, but don’t be fooled as almost an inch of rain fell last night and continues, intermittently today!
This is a brass dish I found at the second-hand market on Sunday.
It was 25cents!
Doesn’t it make a great bird bath set into the branches of this tree and filled with rainwater?
As the tree grows this summer, the branches will grow into the plate, holding it securely in place!
Everything is making good progress as the weather improves.