I often feel “stopped” from within
Because of a belief that I don’t know enough
I woke up this morning with the beginning lyrics from the song “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie
And thinking about the mind, and minds, and
Well, this land.
In the places where there is an abundant boatload of sunshine
Solar was the means to harness energy…
In the places where there are many winds
(Hello, Midwest, hello, Southwest)
In the places where there are often boatloads of snow & rain
(Hello, Northeast, Midwest, Northwest)
That these continual, changing weathers and resources could be shared among all
Solar in the sunny places (on already existing rooftops so as not to disrupt wild places)
Wind turbines in the windy places (low enough so as not to disrupt the air beings)
Drains & Cisterns & pipe lines for places with abundant rains, snow, floods (pipe water instead of gas!! & maybe the heavily used rivers & aquifers will replenish themselves)
But here’s the deal
Someone, as I write this
In a plane above my head
there is light where I am even though it’s dark outside
So I may not know how
I don’t have the mind of an engineer
I wish I did
And that’s okay
I believe in shared mind, or connecting minds
I have a mind that sees connections & knows it’s possible to do something
For real, like, it can actually happen.
Even if I don’t know the engineering part.
And maybe “what ifs…” are not enough
But maybe it is?
A start or a spark?
If this little pea brain can catch the idea, then some brilliant minds can see the way how
To stop producing things which don’t break down (um, plastic, styrofoam, etc.)
Work (or if you prefer the word “jobs”) to create it, work to sustain & maintain it, and all the while in causing as little harm as possible to the land & critters who we share this place with
Work with the young
Work with the old
“We benefit from what our environment produces; our environment must benefit from what we produce”