One Body One Love

It’s not very often you find yourself in a job that makes you cry on a daily basis.

For all the right reasons that is…

Not because your boss is mean, or you are overloaded and stressed, or because your ex-boyfriend who works in the finance department flirts with the receptionist, Sue, right in front of you .. (Rude).

It makes you cry because it brings so much passion to your little ukelele heart. Because it helps you speak all the words and fears that are stuck in that hopeful little ticker.

Right now one of Greenpeace’s ships, ‘The Esperanza’, is tailing a Shell Oil Rig near the Marshall Islands.

There are volunteers on board standing up for us. For all of us.

For every update from the team… there are many a tear down this sun freckled face.

(N.B – This can be very difficult when trying to write my emails. Can’t see a thing.)

Drilling the Arctic means perpetuating Climate Change. Not stopping it. Worsening it. Fast-forwarding it.

‘Climate Change’ is not a boring word for conference rooms or a problem for future generations.

This is Climate Change.

Pita Meanke, of Betio village, stands beside a tree as he watches the 'king tides' crash through the sea wall his family built onto his family property, on the South Pacific island of Kiribati.

Local residents walk past debris as a wave breaks nearby in Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu

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Last night I went to a concert in Fiji to help raise money for relief in Vanuatu after the catastrophic Cyclone Pam.

The passion in that little room with crackling microphones and cracking emotion stricken speeches… made me so thankful for my baby blue passport despite my blue eyes.

One of the singers from Tonga said:

“Here in the Pacific… We are all limbs of one body… When one part hurts… We all hurt…”

And on came the flipping waterworks again! Blue mascara everywhere!

(N.B Colour choice is due to it making me feel like a mermaid… not a 90’s teen pop sensation. Just to clarify.)

I’m so proud of everyone who are standing together and standing strong. Against morally-broken companies who threaten us. All of us.

I’m so proud of everyone doing the little things to make a difference.

I am also so proud of everyone who maybe haven’t quite yet…. But are about to….

https://www.savethearctic.org

xxx

3 Comments

  1. An oldie but a goodie that still applies:
    “No man is an island,
    Entire of itself,
    Every man is a piece of the continent,
    A part of the main.
    If a clod be washed away by the sea,
    Europe is the less.
    As well as if a promontory were.
    As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
    Or of thine own were:
    Any man’s death diminishes me,
    Because I am involved in mankind,
    And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
    It tolls for thee. ‘ John Donne

  2. We are the world – but who is WE ?

    You, You and ME…!

    Thank you again for your words and emotions and I hope, more people could and will understand them…

    Maccabros

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