Passionate People, Critical Causes

Statue of Rachel Carson at Woods Hole

Statue of Rachel Carson at Woods Hole

Good Morning, God!

I’m sitting here in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. — relaxed and happy. My wonderful husband, Kit, is out walking — exploring the Territory. In a couple of hours, our grandson, Mark, a freshman at Vassar College, will be ready to be picked up. And I am overwhelmingly thankful!

I’m thankful for the friends who prayed for us before and during the Boston Marathon. Thankful for all the friends who have opened their hearts, their picnic baskets, and their homes. Thankful for our family who stayed “with us” during Kit’s 26.2 mile run. Thankful that Kit is well and that he did a great time (4:45) in the marathon — especially at age 79.

I’m smiling, God. I am married to an Inspiration! At dinner two nights ago the young cashier asked to take Kit’s photo  — so she (training to become an Occupational Therapist) could inspire her clients. So touching!

Inspirational people abound! Our friend Floy took us down to Woods Hole, where I found this statue of Rachel Carson. Carson wrote the book  Silent Springwhich led to the banning of DDT — a powerful and persistent pesticide. The chemical companies fought her. Now with Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and GMO-designed-crops created to be resistant to Roundup — I fear those companies have won the current battle.

Maybe I should say — are winning. The game isn’t over, is it, God? But, it is HARD to oppose LOTS of MONEY. Money spent to perpetuate and normalize the current situation. And it’s also hard for us humans to see Things Changing Over Time. Things like melting polar caps and warming seas. Things like the dramatic changes in our food supply since the end of World War II.

And having seen — then how do we respond? Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring . . . a book that helped non-scientists to SEE and to CARE what was happening. Ah, God! Please send us more Rachel Carsons!

 

 

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One comment on “Passionate People, Critical Causes
  1. Margie,
    So glad the Boston Marathonwent well for Kit and you, and had we known, we would have tried to touch base. We were at Tina’s house; she lives in Malta, NY…not far fromBoston at all. Maybe next time. How wonderful you were able to see your grandson–enjoy your timeon the east coast!
    Love,
    Adriana

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