It’s actually a while, now I come to think of it, that I’ve sat around in total candle light. It’s nice. It brings back nice memories too. Good things happened by candlelight. Smells good too. Most of the candles are cinnamon left over from Christmas. The smell of cinnamon brings back good memories too.
It feels amazingly good to be a part of this, even though I’m sitting here alone. I know friends are observing it, or have or will be observing it around the world, and more than that millions of strangers will be doing it too. We are connected as never before and it’s good to be connected for a good reason. At least for a good intention. Of course the need for observing earth hour is very sad.
Also sad is the apparent lack of interest in Tenerife, an area which desperately needs to be in touch with and maintain its relationship with the earth. Overwhelmingly for me, without that connection this island is nothing. What makes it special are its staggerlingly diverse and fiercely beautiful landscapes. Why would people want to abuse them? Why can’t they see the beauty and know that they are a part of it? Why do they assume that stewardship of the environment is not partly their responsibility? Do they assume it will just go on, renovating itself whatever we do to it? More thoughts next time.