Climate Change

It is difficult to discern the truth in the midst of such

conflicting information. Who is telling the truth? Is there a
truth? Is a warming planet a scientific reality? Either way,
we need to find alternatives for powering our homes,
our cars, our lives, better ways for fueling our bodies,
more realistic solutions for our needs, solutions which
originate closer to home.
my truth is this:
My home has a climate
I would like for it to be:
kindness and presence.
For the climate of our farm I see
compost, permaculture, diversity,
heirlooms, biodynamics, teaching, learning.
For the world in which I feel
powerless to create change
my truth means that I will not
be a member of consumer culture (usually).
We will grow our own, hunt, fish, buy used, reuse, repair,
we will forgive ourselves our trespasses
not hold ourselves to unrealistic standards
bring home styrofoam take-out trays sometimes
love one another, sometimes loving our flaws the most,
creating a climate filled with kindness
in which we are present and aware
in which we
do our best.
Thanks, Melina, for the idea of writing a poem. I would never have gotten this post off the ground otherwise.

About Bettina Colonna Essert

Illuminated Magdalene High Priestess and facilitator of empowerment and healing circles for girls and women, including a monthly Red Tent Temple. BA in English, minor in anthropology. Waldorf homeschool mom. Reiki master, cranial sacral therapist, herbalist, menstruvist, feminist, epicurian.
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