Friday, December 05, 2008

Winterberry ...


It's December! Where has all the time gone?
Pretty soon we'll be dating our checks with the year 2009.

Meanwhile the economic outlook grows more grim every day.
We have a Sitting President who is packing boxes, making brief comments
about all those who have lost their jobs and does nothing. We have a President-Elect who is priming the pump with a team of fine men and women who will help him to bring the country back to its feet ... we hope. His hands are tied and he cannot take any action until he takes the oath of office in January. For now the pump is not working.

I like to think that somewhere within this dark cloud we are abiding in
there is a silver lining of some kind. Perhaps we will learn to live comfortably with less.
Perhaps we will begin to look out for one another and lend a hand when it's needed.
Perhaps we'll learn to grow some vegetables to feed ourselves and a neighbor or two.
Perhaps bike lanes will become a regular part of the roadways.
Perhaps we'll start to conserve water, quit polluting the air and our water sources.

Perhaps ...

I do think it's really possible!


6 comments:

marja-Leena said...

And here in Canada, our government is taking a seven week break instead of getting on with making things better for the environment and for the economy! In a way the limbo period is the same. We shall try to keep up hope indeed. Enjoy your preparations for Christmas!

Deirdre said...

I'm holding my breath and trying to breathe at the same time. It has to get better soon.

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Lucy said...

Lovely photo, lovely post, how I love raindrops...

Livia Indica said...

I, like you, can only hope that some good will come of this situation. Maybe the auto dealers and energy producers will make real, concerted efforts at generating alternative fuels and energy sources. Perhaps we, as the general public, will stop taking things for granted, stop being so wasteful and learn to love one another again. Lovely post.

paris parfait said...

Better days ahead - believe it! Gorgeous photo. xo