The Eco System

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In this, the land of the living,

everything is inevitably dying.

I was lead to believe

that part of the reason for our being

is to leave a legacy of a better quality of life

for the next generation.

Renewal rather than extinction.

We’re at odds with ourselves

about the concept of self-preservation,

and so it seems human nature cannot sustain

the act of conservation

and so we stay in the familiar course of endangerment

and bypass altruism.

I am uncertain if  Mother nature will continue to be so forgiving.

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12 thoughts on “The Eco System

  1. There is an owl outside my window, it has been a few months since I last heard him. He sounds as though he is weeping for mother nature as the rain starts to fall like tears.

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  2. This is one of the most important challenges of our time, of our species, maybe even the most important. I don’t know what will happen. But you have stirred my heart and mind with this uncertainty, and my response is turning into a blog post. Thank your for bringing this challenge to us, Harlon.

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    1. Thanks Joanne, and I have so much respect for you, for going beyond the response that it stirred with your heart (which I thank you for sharing and which touched me) and for taking that extra step; your individual act of making an expression about your uncertainty about the future of this planet. I think that is how change begins 🙂 Peace, Harlon

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