Back to the Future – The TwentyTwenties.
The Roaring Twenties refers to the decade of the 1920s in Western society and Western culture. It was a period of economic prosperity with a distinctive cultural edge in the United States and Europe, Sadly, here in Australia, we have opened our year and our decade with a roaring of a different kind. Bushfires have predominated our land, our news, and our thoughts.
Out of the Strong, came forth Sweetness. This paraphrase of a Biblical setting has been re-set to suggest that it IS possible to find something good or useful, out of bad. Positive from Negative. And while we are still in the midst of horror and tragedy there is a glimmer of such a possibility.
While the eyes of the world are on our plight, it just may act as a turning point for all of us – but in particular, those in a position of power. We CAN and MUST stop talking, and start ACTING.
Whatever your thoughts or beliefs on global warming, the facts or fiction of climate change, do what you can for the environment. Stop blaming ‘Them’ and ‘They’, and think, ‘Us’ and ‘We’, because, ‘We’ are living on Spaceship Earth. Only the weather is renewable – and lately, we are learning that even that can be very unpredictable. Let’s not just admire our Firefighters, let’s emulate them. Let’s get Tough.