..no, I did not switch off my lights that night..my son told me something about Earth Hour..and I said, yeah..but its my hour, too..but I switched off the porch lights..and caught the eerie light of the almost full moon..and reminded myself to try and catch the full moon rise at Pantai Irama in a few days time.
.some one said it is an act of tokenism..considering the things we have done to ravage our planet earth throughout man's existence..I think it is gimmicky, considering how resilient Earth is..hey, it survived meteors that took the dinosaurs..
..I think the worry is misplaced..let us not fret about Mother Earth..it has been around long before Man..it will survive..no matter the damage we render it..time has always been on its side..and one day, when we are gone, when all of human kind are gone, I am pretty sure that Earth will still be spinning around..and that is what we should be worried about..our very existence..for at the rate we are going...damaging our own chances of survival for short term gains...fighting for borders and space..we are on track towards ensuring our own annihilation from the surface of this earth..starting-point: Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
...instead of having Earth Watch..let's have Human Watch, let us take steps to watch ourselves from threatening our existence on this planet..let us ensure our children and grandchildren are left with the chance to savour the glory of sunrises..and the beauty of the full moon..let there be continuance of the human race..
..like pakmat did last night when 2nd daughter went into labor pains..,and watched the hours and the seconds before she delivered her 3rd child, a girl...my 8th grandchild.....at 12.10 am this morning..
..tentively named Sarah, I held that pinkish bundle in my arms..I thanked Him for this gift..God showered endless miracles..but I could not helped but wonder..what sort of legacy are we leaving her..?..will she, one day, grows up and blames us for all the chaos that we are leaving behind???