I felt this article meant a lot to me, from an acclaimed journalist named Germaine
Greer. She is considered an academic, a theorist and also, a book author. Her
book, “White Beech,” came out in 2013. The book focuses on her work to make
Australia’s rain forest rejuvenate and regrow.
Here is an excerpt,
“Once great wrongs are done, it’s rarely possible to undo them. Earth, the most
exuberant planet known to exist in any galaxy, carries great wounds upon its
lovely face: denuded hills; fertile farmlands being washed into the sea or turned
to dust; treasure-houses of biodiversity annihilated; air, land, and water poisoned.
It seems that nobody knows how to reverse any of it.”
Germaine Greer also mentions hope, in an article titled, “Give the Earth An Inch…”
in the “Smithsonian” and reprinted in April, 2015’s “Readers’ Digest.”
She helps us to realize there are cracks in pavements in cities where seedlings
and weeds forge on. She tells us of horrible tragedies of radioactive leaks,
nuclear explosions and earthquakes, floods and tsunami’s. In the midst of these,
there are flowers. Fields where they seem to not have any kind of use, poppies
appear, as she describes them as, “bringing their promise of resurrection.”
We all would like to see glimmers of Earth’s recovery, trying our best in our own
ways to preserve it for future generations.
Where have you seen life bursting out, when you least expected it?
This may include any signs of nature: plants, animals, water getting clearer, skies
getting cleaner. . .