Another day in paradise — also known as ‘enhanced community quarantine’. Another day of observation here in Caticlan, Aklan, Philippines. Tonight, an uneasy aura of natural power and celestial might.
Sunset into the sea. A full moon rising. Way low tide. Bonfires. Beaches. Islands. Venus. Sands for miles and eons. Puny humans collecting snails. A power outage. Candles. As darkness fell, a helpless feel. The forces of nature dwarfing humankind and human problems.
A demonstration? A warning? A world convulsing. The planet saying ‘enough’. Enough of our plastics and petrochemicals and poisons and progress. Nature reminding us she can and will win in the end. Microbes, plate quakes, molten metal or ice, raging waters and winds — the natural world sending us messages.
Earlier in the day too; nature. A different tenor. A step back in time. Agriculture. Animals. Grazing. Goats and chickens. Bamboo and coconuts. Boats and nets. Fish dried in the sun. Nature cooperating. In partnership with man. Is it too late?
Burn more. Build more. Buy more. What is the true price? Empires will fall. Disease will destroy. Mankind is ephemeral.
Easter: He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. And His kingdom will have no end. (From the Nicene Creed.)
As always, be thankful and generous, happy trails, & more beer.
Life is NOW!
Thanks for reading, “Eastertime musings during coronavirus pandemic.”
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