Mighty is a word prompt from Ben Huberman of the Daily Post. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/27030/posts/1600207536
We are in a time right now where the Earth feels mad. Two massive earthquakes, in Central Mexico, in as many weeks. Many people dead, missing and without homes.
Hurricane after hurricane pounds the Atlantic destroying Puerto Rico and Dominica, making the powerful hurricanes Harvey in Houston and Irma in Florida feel like a distant memories. As Florida and Houston recover other communities suffer.
Mighty are the forces of nature that remind us we are small. Is the earth mad? Is global warming making things worse? The ocean waters are warmer than normal making the hurricanes mighty.
Mighty is the Orca Whale in the Miami Seaquarium. Lolita/Toki has been in captivity in a small tank for 47 years. Yes, 47 years! She was captured in a brutal human act of domination in the waters of Puget Sound in Washington State on August 8th 1970. She has survived Irma the storm, the winds and the tidal surge. Her tank is a mess with intake valves polluted by a massive sewage spill. caused by the storm. It is time to send her home. There is a plan. A good plan. Here is a link to the plan. Please learn the plan and make up your own mind if she belongs in her home waters or in a shallow bathtub like tank in Miami. #FreeLolita #Blackfish
Earthquakes likely have nothing to do with global warming. Likely??
Mighty are the people of Mexico who are surviving 8.2 and 7.1 earthquakes within two weeks of each other. Both Mexican quakes occurred on the Cocos tectonic plate. Five states and thousands of people are devastated by the latest earthquake which happened on September 19th, thirty-two years to the day from the massive earthquake that killed thousands in 1985. 32 years to the day? The earth is mad and we must listen to her voice.
As we watch the news in Spanish here from San Miguel de Allende we are un touched physically by the devastation. We see the mighty people of Mexico by the thousands pitch in to help the over worked rescue workers. Thousands of people, in Mexico City, line up to help clear the rubble of collapsed buildings with hope of finding someone alive. The line of volunteers work to clear ruble, gently bucket by bucket. Rescue workers raise their fists as a sign to the crowd for Silencio! Silence so they may hear the cries of trapped men, women and children under the weight of totally collapsed buildings including schools filled with children and teachers. The crowd goes silent. Thousands of people go quite as hope of someone alive grows. Next, cheering as they do find someone alive and pictures captured by a brave photographer show a small child crying being pulled from between broken concrete slabs. We are un touched physically but we are touched emotionally as the people of Mexico suffer. Families here in Mexico and the United States will be touched by these earthquakes.
Mighty are the people of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominica, Houston, Florida and more. Mighty are the people. Mighty is our earth. Please mighty people guard our mighty earth like your lives depend on this duty.
Thank you for the prompt Ben! https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/27030/posts/1600207536