Turning in Season off to an uncanny start. 40degree humidex on Sept 24. The heat continues amid climate chaos around the world. Yes, I am grateful for the extended warmth in some ways. Yes, I know weather and climate are not the same. But it is hard to shake the similarity (and distance) between the surreal image of thousands on the beach, wading into a sea of idle boats bobbing in gas slicked waters, and the equally surreal images of people wading in water of similar depth, also laden with chemicals, after Harvey. A flood is not a day at the beach. And I don't like false equivalencies. Can we still ask, however, the ecological question: How are these events connected? Even if only psychologically, vis-a-vis our innate relationship to the moon and sun and their cycles, it seems we know something is wrong, but we are searching for adequate emotional and political language to make sense out of it. All this as a water walk ceremony unfolded on the same shores and many gathered to hear Winona La Duke speak in Tkaronto with the title, "Water is Life! (But many can't drink it.)" What is the parenthetical here? Like Water, the weather is also political. It is no longer that topic of first or last resort in a conversation we'd prefer to keep impersonal. What does this weather say to you? How does it draw your attention? How does it impact your life or work cycle? Can we move the discussion beyond "liking it" or "being ready for sweater weather"? Can we have the courage to make difficult connections with integrity? How can we talk about this? What makes sense? #climatechange#emotionalpoliticsofweather#hanlanspoint#torontoislands#fallequinox#moonrise#fractal#treetalk#libraseason#whatbalance#whatjustice
M'agrada veure sortir la lluna.... "El vent escampa les fulles,
el temps arriba i s'en va,
mai no em demanis la lluna,
ningu la por agafar,
la vida cau i la pluja,
el sol ens por eixugar,
sempre canvia la lluna,
pren el que et vulgui donar,
Pren els teus somnis, t'estan esperant
Ves no dubtis mes, s'escapen"
Els teus somnis-Sopa de cabra
Trust that you are exactly where you are supposed to be.
Trust that you can make good decisions.
Trust the voice inside you that tells you to go for it.
Trust that when you make a mistake, the lessons you learn from it make you stronger and wiser.
You'll be okay.
I spent two weeks in Poland volunteering and teaching English. Most of my nights we spent watching the moonrise from the deck in the countryside. During teach I did one week with children and one week with adults. The children were fun because you could play games with them, which I love. The adults were also great because you could connect with them on a deeper level and discuss politics and cultural differences #poland#moonrise#nightphoto#english#kylegoes 🌎🌑