Or, there's a step before ya prep.
Absolutely! I find one of the best ways to keep myself afloat is to talk to other people about climate change. Telling stories is a terrific way to make meaning of difficult situations and there are few cultural situations more difficult than climate change. (I may have written an entire book on the subject so I could help myself keep afloat.) I also read about what other people are doing and find ways to connect to nature right in my neighborhood.
Great letter, as always.
You are a beautiful wind under me, helping to lift my anxiety
Sarah, love what you do. Your ideas and optimism are very helpful.
I wonder if there are ideas to be gained by looking at the success of people like Ralph Klein - I have this image of him visiting the pubs and the coffee shops - having the “common touch”. I think Tommy Douglas had that as well - they both seemed to somehow be trusted - to be “one of us”. I guess they were really good listeners, and observers.
I remember when the CCF (NDP) introduced Medicare in Saskatchewan and the American
Medical Association campaigned against it, his words were something like- nothing will change - you will see your doctor as before - the only difference will be that the Doctor will send the bill to government.
I remember another story - probably in the paper where he told the story of a mother applying for social assistance being compelled to remove her blouse to ensure that she was thin - that if she were fat, she obviously would not require financial help.
Maybe it is personal stories that move us?
During WW 2, people agreed to not waste anything.
Best thing in my biweekly inbox. Thank you Sarah!
Love the geezer groovin.'
(I also love alliteration. Full disclosure: I'm a card-carrying comrade in the Alliteration Alliance.)
p.s. "NEVER too late" reminds me: "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." It means whatever you want it to mean. See: dancing.
Thnx for the reminder that we get more stuff done by working together and adding a little fun. I love how you bring humor to the serious climate fight. 😄
Love that daddancer!