“We can live beside the ocean, leave the fire behind.
Swim out past the breakers, watch the world die.” - Everclear
I have been thinking a lot about what Rush Limbaugh has said concerning the devastating oil leak (Can we please quit calling it a spill?) in the Gulf of Mexico.
He said “…the ocean will take care of this on its own if it was left alone and was left out there.”
I’ve decided he’s right.
Because in the larger picture, when you look at our earth as more than just a snapshot (our frame of reference) in time and realize that it is an awesomely unique planet billions of years in the making, yes, “nature” will take care of it.
Maybe our thirst for oil, coal, uranium, plutonium, power and control will persist until we've destroyed everything beautiful on this planet and devalued life as we know it for all things political.
But, I’m afraid that by the time we realize that our very existence on this planet was a rare, precious gift, nature will have taken care of us.
And my guess is that the earth will be better off.