RISING TO THE LIGHT
" Nature is taking a breath when the rest of us are holding ours." Michelle Fournet, Marine Ecologist
The shock of Covid 19 is a reminder to us of how vulnerable we are as a species and how everything and everyone on our planet is connected. The consequence of our actions is extremely important. In no time at all the pandemic has impacted our lives and revealed to us how things can go very wrong, very quickly.
The Earth has been falling apart at a slower pace than the population has been affected by the pandemic, but only very recently fires, floods and drought escalated out of control worldwide. What can we learn from our current situation with regard to climate change? Satellites have detected a decrease in nitrogen dioxide which enters the atmosphere through emissions from cars, trucks, buses etc. Cleaner air and clearer skies are returning. There has been a reduction in ocean noise pollution around the globe and marine animals are taking advantage of this opportunity.Is nature revealing the kind of world we should want to live in?
Our behaviour during the Covid 19 crisis has demonstrated that we can change quickly and work together. As the Earth rests and begins to heal, it offers a lesson for the kind of world we should want to build post pandemic.
I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN.....
ALL THIS AND MUCH MORE.
Nature is an interdependant collection of systems, in which we are all a part of. Nothing exists in isolation. All living and non living things are linked through cycles that form the Web of Life. As the threads of this web begin to unravel we must realise that everything that occurs in nature reflects upon us. Everything that happens to us reflects upon nature.
TROUBLE IN PARADISE (ii)
This image references mortality, impermanence, and the widespread and consequential harm that is being done to plants and animals that are trying to adapt to new conditions.
The images are messages of beauty presented at the dawning of the apocalypse. They warn of what the future might hold. They question our failure to integrate with the natural world, our failure to realize that we are dependent on our planet to survive, our failure to take responsibility and acknowledge the consequences of our actions.
Celebrate it, marvel at it's complexity, it's interconnectedness, it's diversity, it's beauty, protect it, value it, honour it because nature gives us everything we need to survive.