Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Mercy me, they paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

Somewhere beyond my misanthropy there are vistas clear, and wide, and like Heather Anne's world, full of color.

purty



Sometimes I get lost in the daily grind of my life, ridiculous considering the place I work but it's true. I open my office door and see mountains of binders brimming with technical specs and employee training manuals and grant applications, stacks of wastewater permits tumbling to the floor in an avalanche of effluent limitations, and all I can think is Oh God, not again.





So consciously I constantly remind myself to sit. Be still. Watch for spring's first bloom, winter's first snow.





And then there's this:

"You have children," I told him; "would you rather leave them a world consumed with fighting apocryphal weapons of mass destruction, or would you rather leave them clean air to breathe, and clean water to drink, and safe food to eat?" (I can repeat these things to you now that The Collective is just between us.)







And I figure, What the heck. I'll fight another day.

16 comments:

scott said...

I don't worry about the world as long as you keep fighting evil.

Hello, Collective.

Jill said...

Right on, Scott. Hi, ladies!

Heather Anne said...

Oh. I love this, hero.

Jennie said...

I'm so glad I'm friends with a real life superhero.

You can call me, 'Sir' said...

Did you just break all those rocks?!

Gosh.

me said...

Love it, and CUTE kids :)

I'd rather stand and fight for something, than sit around and accept (fall for) everything!

But, sometimes, its overwhelming how much of a fight is left! Thanks for fighting the 'good' fight!
SG

Joe G. said...

Winston! I like his little kitty face.

Those are some great pictures, and definitely worth fighting for.

Iron Fist said...

Totally a world worth fighting for.

Good morning, you.

Abigail said...

Oh!

What is that picture of the giant pebbles?

peefer said...

You are badass for more reasons than I can list.

Jill said...

Hey everybody! Nice to see you all. I think fondly of you all when I am missing from cyberspace. <3

kat said...

oh yeah, i actually have to keep coming here to read comments, huh? go figure.

umm... hi everyone. go recycle something.

Ms Elanious said...

Look: it's you and rocks. See? Even the camera knows that you rock. ;)

And I hope you keep fighting the bad guys, and winning! And telling them "good day, sir" while you do it. And when you get tired, on those days when you wonder whether there's any point to the whole thing, please know that you are the point to this whole thing. For so many reasons.

linster said...

Hey, is Winston all recovered and stuff? He looks it.

kat said...

he is! at least i think he is ...

mysterygirl! said...

You look really badass in this picture. I'm glad you're on my side. And also the earth's. :)