Tomorrow is Earth Day. I have trees to plant, seedlings to transplant, and people to hug and cherish. My novel, EAT THE MOON: A CLIMATIC LOVE STORY TO SAVE THE WORLD, has been published for one year. My gratitude to all who have purchased, read, reviewed and shared my message of hope, love, peace and immediate radical action. After two years of long-hauler covid brain issues, I am feeling almost 100% better. Each day, I feel stronger and more capable to handle our environmental crisis.
The new report on Earth’s global climate emergency has been provided to the UN and IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). I avoided looking at it for a little while, occupying my time with other tasks. Then, I filmed myself as I read and reviewed summaries and highlights. It was pretty emotional; I cried; I gave my opinions; I deleted the video.
Fear and anger are nasty little beasts. I don’t recommend them as primary emotions. At the very least, when you feel anxiety and rage bubbling up into your psyche, don’t allow them to run rampant and lead to actions. Now is a time for loving, effective choices.
We are running out of time to make significant impacts for a better future, but blessedly, lots more people are waking up and facing our dilemma. During the course of writing EAT THE MOON, I was repeatedly faced with the thought, “Have more faith than fear”. My character, Saffron Jolie LeMay, has the same revelation herself. Sometimes, it felt ridiculous, but it kept bubbling up. Today, I am happy to say that I live in that state of grace knowing we will make the right decisions and reverse our global warming catastrophe. Each day, we all get to learn more, make better choices, and create the world we want to see.
What will you do with today? I hope you find amazing ways to make the world better.