Thursday, April 09, 2009

The hills ARE alive. They are. They are.

For some reason this made me want to lie down and cry. Not for sadness and desolation at another portent of the imminent death of the world, or with grief at the terrible loss in L'Aquila (this story of the scientist who drove around the streets with a public address system telling people to leave in the weeks before the quake, who was arrested for fearmongering, was like a single human version of the whole global warming crisis, of everything that's wrong with the relationship between science and the state.)
But back to this. This makes me want to cry. Because this same struggling world is also full of hope and love and people making each other happy and many many reasons to save the earth.


  1. Wow.
    I think I have something in my eye.

  2. I always think it would be great if life was a musical like that--if we'd all just start dancing and singing.

    But I wonder if I encountered that, would I be brave enough to join in? Or would I sit there watching--feeling shy and wishing I was brave enough.

    The TV show Eli Stone had an episode with a storyline that's just like the real-life earthquake thing.

    It's sad when people are ridiculed for a belief or idea. Of course, it's even worse that his belief was based on years of scientific study. And it's worse that his belief could have actually saved lives.


    I don't know.

    People are really closed-minded, cruel, and stupid sometimes.

  3. Oh my God, I just bawled my eyes out for four minutes.

    That was beautiful.

  4. Oh I teared up - that is too adorable, especially as I LOVE Sound of Music.