I’m aware that I’ve not updated people on the bushfires and that’s for multiple reasons. I’m in no danger, I’m not a reliable source of general information, and I basically shut down around that subject. As much as I want to research and participate meaningfully, my mind says no. Have to admit that I’ve been judging myself for all of this, because numbness/denial is no solution and feelings tend to sneak out sideways regardless. But my professional support people are on holidays.
Anyway today I received an email from the Australian River Restoration Centre, which is always a pleasure for me. They’re a fine mix of human wisdom and ecological know-how. Somehow their emails soothe and inspire me.
Today’s email provided a link to a podcast which has already brought a few tears and comfort. I’m grateful anew for these people. And I recommend the podcast to you if you are grieving, or fearful about climate change, bushfires, or other ecological issues. It’s just over eight minutes long. Enjoy.