Wednesday, January 12, 2011

in all seriousness

Putting aside my silly comics and frivolous posts on eating disorders, art, and other such distractions there are things I am fearful of and tend distract me in other ways.
Sign this:
This is an official petition supporting the removal or nuclear weapons across the globe.
Nuclear attack is something not to be taken lightly and it seems like something that is more than likely to happen in our lifetime. We have come close many times over and we can sleep easy not knowing what goes on behind closed doors away from the prying eyes of the public. But here we stand with the chance for action before us.
I don't care how preachy I sound.

There is a documentary called Countdown to Zero that gives an unbiased look on nuclear power and the global impact. It has left Joshua unnerved in ways I had never seen before. This is There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale: (not the be confused with the short story by the same name by Ray Bradbury, which is equally haunting)

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And the swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And the frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of war, not one,
Will care at last when it is done;

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone. 

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