Monthly Archives: August 2013

One big Family!

This morning at 4am I woke up and started thinking about family. An inspiring day spent with a friend must have sparked this topic, as we shared a hug and wished each other a ‘Good night, sister!’

And so my mind rambled on about brothers and sisters…and I felt that we humans are all brothers and sisters to each other. Considering the age of our home planet and the vast amount of time preceding our existence, all humans are  pretty much the same age.

So if we humans are siblings, then might animals be our aunties and uncles? They were here first, so they are older than us and not as closely related as we are to each other.

And so I related the mighty plant kingdom as our grandparents, quite a bit older than animals and a lot older than ourselves.

But where does that leave parents? …my 4am-state-of-mind wondered and wandered…and then I remembered Mother Earth and Father Sky and the circle closed.

All members of this (our) extended family are made of the same stuff – star stuff (I LOVE Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: )! Our own body’s particles are the same as the particles in everything else, be it in other humans, or animals, the plants and dirt in the garden, water, air… Our histories are intertwined, our existence tied closely together.

The holes in my early-morning-reasoning are obvious, yet so is the beauty of the simplicity of mirroring life on Earth in the familiar structure of western families.

And so it goes…if we fight each other, we fight ourselves. If we take care of each other and treat each other with respect, we will in turn be taken care of and respected.

Peace be with us, brothers, sisters and our extended family!


Our future – worth believing in!

And certainly worth fighting for.

So, I have heard THEM say that nothing is going to change between NOW (2013) and THEN (2050)?!!!???!!!??????

… – 9 billion people – 1.5 billion cars – famines – wars – disease – pollution – …

I might just be some crazed up writer person but I am convinced that, before we resign ourselves to the fact of our own self-destruction, we humans got a couple of other things up our sleeves to try out for a bit.

Such as – getting some fresh new trustworthy people to take the reigns of world governing for a decade or two!

Sounds crazy?

Well, not as crazy as the future that is being painted for us by economists, experts on whatever they say, the media, Governments and so on. I don’t sign up for that and I don’t think anyone else should either.

Because in reality, REAL reality – we’ve got plenty of options! You just need to take a good look at us! Our amazing history! Our evolution! Our enormous brains! We have a massive set of skills! We are incredibly capable of innovation! Highly adaptable! Cooperative!

I mean, just, you know, like, a decade or two, give it a chance, and then we shall see what we have then…apparently we’ve got nothing to lose anyway?! It really could be quite good, who knows if we don’t even try?!

Oh yes, but it’s not that easy you say. Of course…but I found three suitable quotes on the topic “nothing is easy“:

“Nothing is easy to the unwilling.”

“All things are difficult before they are easy.”

by Thomas Fuller; and

“Nothings that’s worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that.”

by Nicholas Sparks.

So there we go. It will not be easy to change our future historical path on Earth, but it will be worth our while and it will get easier, especially if we are willing.

So, what are we waiting for!?!