Waiting for the Rains
Many places in Australia, not to speak of the rest of the arid world, are still desperate for rain. This includes Adelaide, the capital city of the driest state in the driest country in the world.
But in other areas of Australia, on the North-West and East coasts, terrifying floods have occurred, and there is danger of further cyclones and consequent flooding.
The flood water will soon reach the lower portion of the River Murray, upon which we depend for much of our water supply, bringing with it all the salt depositied on the banks during the long drought, and, in common with many third world countries, this water will no longer meet WHO standards for drinking water. Though in our case, we are only reaping what we have sown, through poor management, and interference with the rivers' natural flow and flood cycles.
As I write this, the sky is full of war-planes. No! I am not in Palestine, Afghanistan or Iraq! This is supposed to be entertainment! To keep the crowds happy during the intervals of the Clipsal 5000 motor races, which are polluting the centre of our beautiful city with noise and exhaust and aggressive vibes for most of this week. Not to mention the disruption of traffic and the greenhouse gas emissions.
What is it about us humans, that we can derive enjoyment from such things? I simply don't understand.
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And a final thought, from the Introduction to the Designer's Manual, on Permaculture Design Philosophy:
"A person of courage today is a person of Peace.
The courage we need is to refuse authority, and to accept only personally responsible decisions."
with love from Margaret RainbowWeb
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