The morning I arrive at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, our current President tweets some nonsense about reducing our National Parks and public lands in favor of private land ownership so that fracking and drilling can commence, and destroying these areas in the process.
It fills me with immediate anger.
Anger will not change people’s hearts and minds though. Only thoughtful discussions and listening to other’s points of view will. One must try to see the entirety of the big picture in order to make real and meaningful change.
So I let my mind become full of the wisdom found in books as the quiet beauty around me stills my restless soul. The anger dissipates and I will respectfully make my voice be heard about the sacredness of our public lands and National Parks.
I will not go quietly into the night, even as a current government shutdown continues…..
I will rise.