Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Where most of our thoughts are right now...

Happy Wishcasting Wednesday!  If you've never taken part, it's this great weekly chance to explore and dream and share with others.  To quote Jamie, "Wishcasting Wednesday is a safe haven for wishes, a fertile field in which to plant wish seeds and have them witnessed and tended lovingly. It’s a place where magic begins."

Today Jamie asks:



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With everything that has happened in Japan since last Friday, it's hard not to automatically think of all the thoughts I'm having for the people there.  I'm constantly updating the live feed from Guardian news, as though listening and sending out my prayers will do some good.  I want them to get the help that they need and for things to calm down so that they have a chance to deal with the catastrophe.  I want so desperately to be able to do more than donate the few bucks I can spare. 

Beyond that, it's hard to think of wishes for the world at the moment.  I suppose, if there is something to learn from the horrible tragedies in Japan, it's that the world is far too dependent on nuclear power and petrol.  For such a smart species, we continue to be lacking in ways to come up with alternative fossil fuels.  I realize that wouldn't have stopped the earthquake and tsunami - mother nature does as she sees fit and all we can do is be there in the aftermath to help those affected - but there wouldn't be the threat of nuclear meltdown and maybe help would be able to get to those who needed it without the need to stop and analyze the gas reserves.  I'm not blaming the Japanese for this, I hope that's clear, and this isn't the first time I've thought about how dependent we, especially here in the USA, are on oil and nuclear power (and nuclear weapons).  It amazes me sometimes that some people still don't see the problems that they pose to our continued survival.

My wish this Wednesday is first and foremost that Japan stops getting hit with catastrophe after catastrope so they can be properly aided in the aftermath.  But I also wish that as the months continue, people stop to think about the things we can control to help combat this dependency on a personal level. I worry I don't do enough myself, let alone have the ability to effect change in others, but I wish to believe that it can be done.

10 comments:

erinrichardson said...

As you wish for the world, Mare, so do I wish for it as well.

thewildpomegranate said...

Yes, that is perhaps one *good* thing that will come out of this whole crappy mess - that we will each look at our own use of our resources, to see how we can do better.

As you wish for the world, I wish for it was well.

Yvonne said...

You're so right!
As for the situation in Japan I am still fumbling for words...
As you wish for the world, so I wish for it also.

Keepapi Creative said...

As you wish for the world, I wish it too. Its always a hope that we learn from hard times. Jacs x

Cazamataz said...

Yes as you wish for the world i wish for you also.

Deborah Weber said...

As you wish for the world Mare, so do I wish for it as well.

Ms.Lee said...

As Mare wishes for the world, so I wish for the world also.

" M " said...

As you wish for the world , I wish with you also,

Sandy VanNocker said...

As you wish for yourself & the world, so I wish!

DonnaOnTheBeach said...

I wholeheartedly agree with this - it baffles me that we rely on unsustainable and/or unstable sources of fuel. Surely there are other options?! (perhaps even options that care for the planet rather than aiding the destruction) And the wish that the chaos stops so help can get where it is desperately needed - a wonderful wish. As you wish for the world, I wish for it also. xx