Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hiroshima and Mon Amor

 Michael is off getting a shot to strengthen his bone marrow and give it the oomph it needs to make new cells. He missed two weeks in a row of getting his last chemo dose because of this "neutropenia" and it has been concerning since he didn't bounce back at all after the last dose. He has to rein in his desire to work on the truck, run errands or do things around here. Hopefully he will be up enough tomorrow to complete this long treatment process that has gone on since December. Meanwhile, August is upon us and the earth is very dry and the sun generally sooty with the valley inversion layer.

 Today is Hiroshima Day, we honor and we remember today, the largest terrorist attack ever perpetrated. In the moment of our silence I could feel the quivering of the living world and all the stirring. It is going to be difficult to avoid an extinction event on this earth. We carry the longing for peace and the awareness of injustice inside ourselves in each moment..choosing each new moment as compassionately as we can.
 Meanwhile, change continues. This is where the old dry cleaners was that dumped the solvent TCE into the storm drains and gave us a plume that continues in the groundwater 20 years later. This is where KZFR had its first studio and where I learned to host the Peace and Justice Program... since the start of the first Gulf War in 1991 when things were as bleak as ever they could be. Now, a tabula rosa, a dazzling white expanse of possibility (after complete destruction.) 


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