for my friends in the anthropocene . . .
reviews, reprints, observations graphic & otherwise
critical days on a singular planet
yup, only one we got
1. let’s sit here . . .
it’s a start. today BILL MC KIBBEN RELAYED something like this,
once past much grieving about where we find ourselves on this all new eaarth . .
ok, so i overdid it. but not to lose you; chucking it all now
to go gather wood for the last fires would be as bad as all this denying going on
it’s up to us to be creative now, at last
find a rock to sit on here in these woods, gather your wits, plan your next move
but, for heavens sake -or maybe that of this beleagered eaarth of ours-
not before you resolve to grow up, please
this immature rush of ours after unbridled growth long enough has had its day !
so i want to sit on this rock with you awhile, friend
think out loud a bit
ever since starting out on my bike these years ago for mother
mother’s been whispering in my ear something fierce
since climate ride california 2010 i think of little else
scattered news of old holding me in all those addictive clutches
fail to move me anymore
you move me, mother, front & center at last.
2. still with me ? . . .
by now years at this, shemovesme.com turns out to be
much more a collection of striking earthly reporting
from all over the ether
than about anything much i have yet to add myself
far down this catch-up trail
of gaia-life and of these the challenges we present her
so much to learn, acknowledge
surrounded all the while
by such jaw-dropping loveliness
never mind that one wide awake student of mine in a previous life
took it upon himself to make known in class one day
his shocking discovery
the guy parading up front there
of clearly limited personal familiarity
no matter, it’s still true
learning alongside you remains best way i know
to explore & register such new callings of my own
meanwhile, here in this wild web world of ours
floods the region’s own climatic signature
so where to begin ?
aggregating according to a singular perspective
is one widely used way
to manage the flow
collecting, connecting, on the way to creating
who knows, shemovesme might even help more eyes than supposed
all find their footing
can’t ever tell exactly what it is that strikes me
what i’m open for when i light up the screen
why this piece and not that
i can tell you this
always it’s my hope to represent material i find fairly, accurately
citing original publication sources, authorship, dates
should, however, you find here
something you’ve written/published yourself
which you sense i’m misrepresenting or infringing on
or otherwise prompts you to object to its inclusion here
do let me know ( email@example.com )
i will withdraw it, no questions
this continues to be one rewarding journey
i marvel at the sights, the insights along the way
here’s one that stands out . . .
seems that folks doing most work investigating climate change
its present damage, its monumental prospects
who match findings with unstoppable activism to reach today’s movers
all curiously report nearly identical encouraging conclusions
humankind will persevere, our history to date alone tells us so
we will not in the end eradicate ourselves
we’ll get the message
we’ll discover, move on to new ways of making life work for ourselves
and for our fellow creatures on this so singular home planet of ours
yes, we will wake up at last
even if we’re all taken
through unimagined nightmares of alarm
this much i believe, in this my own wrap-up time here
and for the sake of all those just starting out here
and for those queuing up in imaginations yet unregistered
here’s another, this one a simple question with me hourly . . .
this gaia, this real breathing, self-sustaining being
whose internal life by now has been so scientifically documented
thanks especially to james lovelock’s inspiration
. . . who is she really ?
the more i learn about her the more i want to know
what are you thinking? what’re you like? can i talk to you ?
can we laugh together ?
what can you tell me about all & any of us ?
do tigers purr ?
or can a single cell even hope
to ever fully, consciously uncover his host
on the way to truly loving her, one awake being to another ?
i find precious little of this anywhere on the web
obviously more time’s needed here on our rock together
if you profit from these moments much as i do
do come by often
did you know you can subscribe to shemovesme.com
so new postings are announced in your email as i submit them ?
just pop your email address in the subscription option at the top
. . . well, well, look what pops in my own email box
this morning from dailygood.org
talk about gaia, good-&-timely
optimism is invaluable for the meaningful life
with firm belief in a positive future you can throw yourself
into the service of that which is larger than you are
— martin seligman
the illiterate of the 21st century, alvin toffler says
will not be those who cannot read and write
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn
let’s do keep in touch !
~ jim rucquoi
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