As a parent we tell our kids what our parents taught us, "It's okay, honey it's going to be alright." Then, comes the diversion, or distraction, in an effort to make it all go away. And, we are good at putting things out of our mind, until they hit us square in the face. Even then, we are reluctant to believe what is before us.
Today, reading the news, I can say that I believe, "It's Not going to be alright." I wonder what it will take for people to open their eyes and see. See what? How do we explain that birds, millions of them are not supposed to fall dead from the sky, or fish float up from the waters to the surface, stiffened. It seems like yesterday that it was dead bees.
Prepared little stories accompany the whys of it all, like fireworks, or temperature changes, which might work for a particular area, but world-wide? Could it be that the time for excuses have run out? In short, we don't see what we choose not to see.
So why do we comfort each other with the words, "It'll be alright?" or distract ourselves with other trivial matters in order to put off the truth? Because we can't deal with it.
It always is alright, isn't it? Oh, you might say that it doesn't concern us. Perhaps it hasn't hit home yet. There's nothing we can do about it. Really? Maybe, just maybe, with all our insensitivity, and quest for materialism we are too late, anyway. We need more than a change of attitude, we need action, quick action.
A toxic planet means no food, clean water and life itself.
Almost A Minyan
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