There is something about how things are that is hard for me to stomach sometimes.
This is one of those times.
Our neighbors plan to cut down one of the most viable habitats and food sources of the hummingbirds, which are going extinct, and then when they are finished removing it they will spread a pile of dead bark dust in it’s place. Another neighbor sprays the moss with herbicide based on misinformation and a seeming disregard for what amazing life forms that they are. A city, just 65 miles from here, plans to aerially spray pesticides over 600+ populated acres because they found 7 gypsy moths. China has just artificially induced weather for the 3rd time, by shooting iodide into the sky to “seed” clouds, with no idea of the repercussions that this kind of introduction of elemental toxins into the atmosphere will have. The hard thing is not only that these things are happening, but also that no one around seems to care or even notice. There’s something wrong with all of this. There’s something very wrong that this has become the way that people deal with life.
I feel an unusual stress this week and I know it will pass, but all these things are hard to understand and there seems to be nothing I can do about them.
I find comfort in nature, it’s effortless harmlessness and it’s inherent harmony with itself, the planet. I worry about all things in nature as it continues to be squashed out, cut out, bombarded, devastated, and for reasons that aren’t even real… Does anyone else worry like this? What ways do you try to help the life forms around you thrive?