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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Mag

A challenge...
the picture is linked to many more who answered it.

• Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world. 

• No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves. 

Quotes from the author of  "Silent Spring" Rachael Carson



SILENT SPRING

IF WE HAD ONLY LISTENED TO RACHAEL
OUR FATE COULD HAVE CHANGED
IF WE HAD ONLY LISTENED
THERE WOULD BE NO NEED
FOR USELESS ATTEMPTS
TO REPAIR MOTHER EARTH.
THE SCIENTISTS SCRAMBLE FOR SOLUTIONS
BUT NO ONE WAS LISTENING
WHEN RACHAEL SPOKE
AND THEY STILL DON'T BELIEVE.

17 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...great quotes...and sadly the truth...i think our day is coming...

Eva Ason said...

Nice quotes =)
Have a great day!

Eva

Nezzy said...

What a touchin' picture and quote.

Yep, sister...we need to be much better steward of this great planet of ours!!!

God bless and enjoy your week my friend!!! :o)

LindaG said...

There's a lot of people we should have listened to, sadly.
And those who don't listen to history...

Have a great day, Gail!

MamaTea said...

Nice picture...sure makes you think, doesn't it?

Dreaming said...

Interesting... I was just thinking about the Indians and their reaction to our assault upon the Earth. Funny that even so long ago there were folks we didn't listen to!

Judy said...

It would be just interesting if we did not have to live here and deal with the problems we have created...as it is, I believe it will be tragic...

Sue said...

It's never too late to change things for the better. And I hope we do.

But it's a worry.

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DesertHen said...

Many turned a deaf ear to the wisdom in her words! Now look where were at! Scary!

Country Gal said...

Nice quote and true ! The strange weather we are all having is one way that our mother earth and atmosphere is changing ! The scientists years ago predicted that the warm countrys will be getting colder and the colder countrys will be warming up well it is already happening the climate and nature ballance is out of wack and no one listend then hope they do now ! Great post , Have a good day !

Tess Kincaid said...

I hope it's not too late...

Irene said...

Maybe there is hope for mankind and the earth yet. We have to keep believing. Don't we?

Helen said...

.. a lot of food for thought here.

Other Mary said...

I thought of 'Silent Spring' too, though I went for a laugh in my magpie. Good massage.

cherry-blossoms-cannot-wait said...

I love the message you have in here and thanks for sharing the quote.

Kristen Haskell said...

Small steps make a difference too! This might be the year to make one positive change, each of us, I know I need too!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Of course they didn't listen. She was a woman!!!

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