Ladies, males and independent thinkers: Do you notice anything in particular in the following sequence of images of a hugely important challenge for our planet, or at least the species? Let’s say, some kind of pattern as you move from scene to scene? Or, better yet, some kind of weird, insistent, let’s go so far as to say sick pattern?
The following set of a handful of images offers a pretty fair overview of the so-called ‘manning table’ for this particular mission, i.e., saving the planet.
– – – – – – – – > by Eric the Crow, Reportng for World Streets, from Reykjavik Iceland
Someone a lot wiser than me, once told me many years ago: when you are facing a really difficult problem, why don’t you see if you can step back a few paces and put it in a form that you can discuss with children and hear what they may have to say.
I recalled this in the early nineties when in the face of the many mind-bending complications of sustainability and mobility — such as we are facing here today — I decided to write a Haiku which gradually expanded from seventeen syllabes into a wandering draft scenario for a children’s story on the topic, which eventually became, with the great shaping inputs of two of my friends (Wolfgang Zuckermann for the words, and Roget Tweet for the music (artwork) ). After much thrashing around we decided to call it Family Mouse behind the Wheel (Wolfgang’s candidate).
Want to check it out?
Greta Thunberg is right on target when she and the School climate strikers say “save the world by changing the rules”.
- And comfortably installed at the head table in Buenos Aires in 1998. BAU
Notice anything in particular here? Exception, or rule?
Hmm. Let’s think about that? Let’s think of it as not the end of a story, but the beginning of a new story.
Off we go.