“The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time. They are kneeling with clasped hands that we might act with restraint, leaving room for the life that is destined to come.
We have it within our power to create merciful acts.”
— naturalist and author Terry Tempest Williams
(Thanks to Orion Kriegman of Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition for bringing this quote by one of my favorite authors to my attention.)
I don’t want to be one of those people who refer all subject to their kids, but I couldn’t help but think about my own children. They are really the reason I have become more interested in the environment. They are the eyes of the future that look at me from across my dinner table, They call on me to live differently.
That’s a painful and true thing, Darren. No kids of my own but I do worry about the young folks in my life and what they will be left with.
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And I am brought to the conclusion that we had paradise handed to us on a platter and told, “look after it because its your home” but like a bunch of adolescent children, we got drunk, had a party and ruined our parents house. Only the cleanup isn’t as simple as grabbing the vacuum cleaner and wipes… The sins of the fathers will be wrought by the children.
such a beautiful quote