Photo: Anna Shvets
Photo: Anna Shvets
Once a Tipping Point has been reached, things change.
In my opinion, our world is currently facing two Tipping Points, from which we may never recover.
One: Never ending war, run by dictators, in a world afraid to do what is necessary to stop them. The slaughter of innocents.
Two: Environmental catastrophes. It’s already too late for some species, and the impact of weather, due to global warming, has already begun. Scientists are predicting a catastrophic future. Starvation, refugees, flooding and more deaths, to mention a few.
Photo 1: Valentin Salja
Photo 2: Rachel Claire
Photo: 3 Kelly Sikkema
life hangs on
no matter where it is
as the ground falls away
the roots of trees
hold to the soil
they can find
a flower will grow
in the crack of a sidewalk
life hangs on
except for us
we are the takers
in all its forms
My daughter and I went to a museum exhibit today. It was a truly painful experience, especially the first work. I didn’t take many pictures, because I was kind of heartbroken and felt heavy with grief.
The first pictures, looked like EKG’s but they were actually the songs of birds, shown in that form The first work was called THE LAST SONG. There was also a video which was so sad, I can hardly write about it. A beautiful male bird, the last of his kind, calling for a mate that would never arrive, because of us. They showed him singing, and on his tree, calling, not knowing he was the last of his species. I couldn’t take any pictures. It was just so terrible. So incredibly sad. There were more works of art just like it, in different colors. Bird song that will be gone forever, because of us.
It was such a profound and horrifying experience.
This work showed the beautiful reefs (center) and how they are all dying now,(shown by the white edges. Dying, because of US.
These LITTLE SUNS, have a solar panel on the reverse side, so people who have no electricity, can press the center, on the front, and have bright light, so they can see at night. At least for awhile. The light is VERY bright and focused, but people can read, or at least see, because of them. If you buy one, one is given to a family for free. They can be purchased on Amazon, for $26.95. That information was told to us, it was not part of the exhibit. They were not looking for money or anything like that. My daughter looked it up when she got home. It was just to show how people are trying to help those without light.
There was a series of photographs showing how terrible our diet is and what it does to the earth itself. Froot Loops. The pictures were inspired by landscapes.
Processed meat. Bad for us, bad for the planet
I should have taken more photographs. The main exhibit was of photographs taken in Florida. Lush, but very dark, and the disappearance of birds. The speakers (there were two, poured out bird sounds, and fish underwater sounds)
There was a wall full of textiles based on the temperature over the years, in the place where the exhibit was being held. The different colored yarn stood for each temperature and it was clear to see how much things have changed.
Lastly, there was an arrangement of plates, hung on the wall. Each a picture from NASA. beautiful off world prints, on PAPER PLATES. They were beautiful and you would never know they were made on paper.
There was more, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get that video out of m head. Seeing him calling for a mate, not knowing he was completely alone. The last of his kind. Just broke my heart.
The truly terrible things we do. We are heartless in our cruelty. So selfish and out of touch with nature and those who are part of it. Greed and ego. We are the killers…of pretty much everything and in the not too distant future, we will be alone, by our own hands.
I apologize for any mistakes in the above. I just can’t reread it. I’m so tired from the trauma of it all. ART had a very loud and powerful voice. All of us need to start SHOUTING, and speaking for those who cannot save themselves from us.
Out on a walk and she built this rock tower. 🙂
humans leave their mark
wherever they go
things that are HUMAN MADE
things that wouldn’t
things that don’t
belong in nature
covers the entire earth
we have no concept
of fitting in
more often than not
what nature has made
We are so tiny and weak, when compared to the environment. The people in the photo couldn’t even pick up one of the large rocks in the foreground. And yet…we can destroy everything. There’s something wrong with that.