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fire and drought



desperation
(I didn't take that photo, found it on google and edited it)


Wildfires have been burning in Georgia for 6+ weeks now, burning 600,000 acres. :-( Even though it's happening pretty far from here, a few days ago I could see and smell the smoke. It makes me want to cry, thinking of the wounding of the land -- I love this state like a person, and it hurts that she's in trouble. (and I can't bear to even think of the trees) Today I felt moisture in the air for the first time in a LONG time (and I didn't sweat buckets like I have been) -- it felt so good, and I was certain it was going to rain but it didn't. I wanted to dance naked outside! I feel so frustrated that I have no place to do that. and I wish I had a tribe to do a rain dance with. Maybe I should call up Rebecca and get her to sing 'Flood' -- that always used to work. But she's in NM now, don't want them to get the rain. And according to weather.com, we're not actually due rain for another week. It doesn't help that we are in extreme drought... "Extreme drought conditions are defined as those expected once in 50 years, based on many indicators." I want to help, and can't. :-(

I've been more connected to the earth lately (lousy timing!) -- I started going outside once a day to lay on the (drying up :-() moss next to our door. I've ignored it in the past because it's not really a 'yard,' just a teeny bit of ground before the parking lot, but after trying it the first time and feeling so amazingly refreshed and revitalized, I realize that earth is earth, even if it is surrounded by concrete. And staring up at the sky and branches of the few trees around, I feel so... full. I wish I could give back.

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Comments
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
We're going through such a bad drought at the moment that not only are we on such strict water restrictions some people are afraid to shower, they'r enow offering drough counselling. Rain is pretty much dancing in the street phenomena so I totally relate. *hugs*
belenen ══╣overwhelmed╠══
:-( oh that's terrible! *hugs back*
bluebl00d ══╣Theberge / Morning Rain╠══
I heard that on the news the other day and thought of you.

I wish I could push a cloud or two in your direction, it's been gray and raining for about two weeks here.

I hope a cascade of raindrops falls on Georgia's head soon ♥
belenen ══╣nuzzle╠══
awwww ♥ thanks Vee ;-)
writer_lilies ══╣Cute Gojyo╠══
An attempt to make you laugh
How To Make It Rain:

1. Step on ants. I think that's an old wives' tale.
2. Wash your car. Seems to work here. -_-
3. Plan a picnic or anything outside that rain would spoil.
belenen ══╣amused╠══
Re: An attempt to make you laugh
*giggles* It worked, thanks!
sabr ══╣╠══
I've been thinking about you a lot lately, particularly on my drive home for lunch. About connections with cars, and trees, and all that wonderful stuff, and I sing along to the CD that you gave me. Right now, I'm really into 'Something Electric'.

Anyway, when you said something about that, I thought that you might like to meet the two trees I saved from work. Well, one I truly saved, the other we bought straight out. I have a Cleveland pair that I saved from the garbage (yes, the garbage), and we bought a weeping willow, one of my favorite trees ever, and planted it down by the lake.

Anyway, I do so hope we can get together soon :/
belenen ══╣nuzzle╠══
*million hugs!* Very soon I'll be posting the 'proposed schedule' for Hannah's visit, and then we can plot for when to get together and actually make a date ;-)
delicatexflower ══╣nature ][ moon ][ shinning stars╠══

oh my god...that's so sad.

i know, i worry all the time about
the earth... i try my best to do
whatever i can to make this earth
a better place but i fear it's not
enough...

belenen ══╣overwhelmed╠══
♥ I know what you mean... the planet is suffering so much, it feels like there is so little I can do...
blood_4_deniro ══╣╠══
i hope you feel better soon. and i hope the wildfires get more contained sooner. man....i couldnt imagine it. i saw it on the news yesterday. my grandma lives in southwestern GA in Grady County near Thomasville, and i know that's on the other side, but still. i hope it rains there soon. it's raining here now, and i wish i could send some of it your way to help out.
belenen ══╣gentle╠══
aww *hugs* thanks for the thought ♥
clown_frog ══╣flower╠══
First of all, I want to say sorry for not being there to support you when you were so very upset about you and Ben. I don't know what to say about that other that I feel badly for you, I wish it wasn't like that. I'm glad you talk about it, that is brave. Feel very sorry for the both of you, I really hope you manage to work through it without too much pain, to something you both feel is best. My thoughts are with you on that.

The other thing was just, I expect you know already, wildfire can be good for the ecosystem. It burns off old wood, restores nutrients, allows new growth through. It is rather necessary. Not always good, but it has benefits. Indiginous tribes in the amazon used to burn small areas of land to cultivate, leaving charcoal in the soil that helped to preserve nutrients. I don't know if that'll make you feel any better about it at all, individual plants still get burnt, but it maybe something positive to consider. All part of the cycle.

Sorry again for my absence. I have been thinking of you. Realise that isn't much use though! I'll be back in time. Sending hope and good wishes your way..
belenen ══╣loving╠══
aww, it's okay, I understand that ♥

I didn't know that about wildfire, and it made me feel so incredibly much better ♥ Not the first time your amazing knowledge has comforted me! You're wonderful, thank you! *hugs*

*lovelovelove!*
lorelei_sakti ══╣╠══
I hope it rains soon!
belenen ══╣ethereal╠══
it's been raining a bit recently, yay! ;-)
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