Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Some Sweetness and a Rant!
All went well with Pepper and her dad, thankfully my prayers were answered! She came home from a quick visit in very good spirits, even praised him. I am so grateful, when she hurts so do I. Crisis averted until next year!!!
Make sure you’re alone, take Kleenex in hand while reading through "A Parents Wish." If you have an aversion to tears, pass it by. Beautifully put and only takes a few seconds!
Last week we watched the Al Gore Documentary “An inconvenient truth” about global warming. I recommend it as a must see film. I found it so informative, and interesting, sprinkled with a very personal side of Vice President Gore I’d never seen.
In the past, listening to him speak was grueling, I’m not sure if it’s the inflections in his voice, his mannerisms, or the actual resonance . I only wish the media had portrayed him as dynamically as this film has. It’s disappointing that the world missed out on this man being elected to office. Emphasis to reverse global warming and an attempt at a peaceful resolution in the Middle East may have transpired! It’s a mystery now, as parents continue to lose children in a fruitless war!
Al Gore is a passionate teacher. After viewing this movie, hanging my old Christmas lights just felt wrong, with past glitz possibly being a large cost to future generations. I’ve replaced the old with new LED lights. Interior lights soon to follow. Ramifications of wasteful energy are blatantly laid out so even the most ignorant energy hog could not dismiss it! Although Canada has a very diligent recycle program, it’s crucial to do more! Ignorance could all too soon be deadly!
I was really affected by this film, realizing its imperative that North Americans change their energy habits rather than annihilating people for more oil! I remember my mom filling the tub with just a few inches water. My brother bathed after me. We never had water restriction like we do today! The old school mentality was way less wasteful, much more conservative with power, and material items! We had one car when six people lived in the house. Dad took the bus to work daily, car trips were carefully planned. Today people have five cars and can’t pay their mortgage. People run here and there with no conscience of the energy they’re snuffing out. We Baby boomers need a new core belief system; I think the up coming generation is more educated and thoughtful of the situation. We all tend to do what’s politically correct, but I can’t help but wonder if we can’t do more! Okay enough ranting! Obviously I feel more concerned now than ever before! PLEASE just rent the movie!!! It can’t help but hold your attention!