I’m tired of buying cheap goods. I want to pay more for the items I need. I want well-made stuff that will last more that a couple of uses, or one season, or just a few wash cycles. And don’t poison me, either.
I want a ‘new and improved’ global economy, too. One where everyone can afford the better goods, and know the people who make them work under humane conditions and are paid a living wage. Then nobody will have to poach endangered animals, plants, whole forests, and seas, and everyone will stop putting dangerous substances into the land, water and air.
I want the uber-wealthy power-addicted plutocrats of the world to just stop it! I want suppressed green energy technology revealed, so our planet can be returned to health. To Big Oil, Big Coal, Big Pharma– all the “Bigs” – get over yourselves! You can’t eat your money, you can’t fill your lungs with fresh power.
Finally, I want altruism in world governments. I want the spin un-spun, gray areas unclouded, loopholes closed. Dictators, step down. Stop fixing elections and let the bad apples be voted out.
I want education, health, and freedom for all. And finally, I want the lives of all sentient beings to be valued.
That’s all I have to say to you. You know who you are. Now get to work.
Photo of open pit mine from Wikimedia Commons Photo of ’Rat (muskrat) Marsh by D. Godin
The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.