Yesterday I came across an email that I wrote to friends and family in 2004 introducing them to our new puppy. It read: Out of despair from election shock [remember THAT election?] has come hope in the shape of a VERY cute puppy who was abandoned with his sister but then rescued by our amazing dog sitter and now adopted by us. At the end of the email was a tag with a quote by Zenobia Barlow that I’d completely forgotten about.
There are plenty of opportunities right now to give up hope. But futility is an indulgence we can’t afford. Hope is a decision and a practice, and it takes great courage and faith.
Pretty perfect for right now, don’t you think? And, so is Zenobia Barlow’s work as executive director and co-founder of the Center for Ecoliteracy. Providing education for sustainable living – I LOVED browsing their website when I was feeling particularly down about Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate agreement. Continue reading “A Decision and A Practice”