Sunday, April 06, 2014
This one seems different somehow ... deeper and less focussed ... .
It started one dead of night when I woke suddenly in a sweat -- though the room was cold. Maybe it was related to something from the National Public Radio program that penetrated my consciousness as I slept. I'd fallen asleep in the middle of listening ... but the words had risen from some place within me. It was not something I'd heard someone say. I knew that. It was a primary original truth.
The words are still ringing in my brain, "... I will not believe that the world is serious about climate change and rising sea levels until some agency has published the carbon footprint of War. That was it.
Those few words thundered with authenticity in my brain. They stayed with me all day, and all the days since.
At one point -- in an attempt at ridding myself of the hopelessness they've triggered -- I posted the sentence on Facebook. Then to Twitter.
... and still they echo through all else.
Peace, be still ...