Friday, 5 June 2020

100 Days - day thirty seven

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Today is World Environment Day. The planet is currently being destroyed; if you breathe air and drink water this is your problem. So I went and picked up litter in the park, because when you feel powerless what do you do. Despite the pleasures of sauntering across Princess Parkway and enjoying the clean air because of the massive fall in traffic levels (but that's not going to last), the rate of extinction of animal species is still increasing, when they're not burning the amazon they're just chopping it down, and the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide is still on the up. 

Julie gave me a whole pile of plants: gooseberry, strawberry, courgette and mint:
And my lovely little oak trees are coming along well:

Reading lots of news today about the protests in America and some army general quoted from a poem that managed to feel appropriate:

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another,
only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.

Stay safe. See you tomorrow.

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