Sunday, June 20, 2010

160: Hard Lessons


United by a cause
That impacts us all;
Tragedy reminds us
The mighty can fall.

Hope for resolution
Waning by the day;
Time to take back power
As our leaders fall away.


Sunday 160 is a creation of Monkey Man. If you’d like to participate or check out other 160s visit him here!

To date, BP has received more than 20,000 suggestions from people around the world on how to stop the leak or clean up the oil. And I just read today, that actor Kevin Costner’s company, Ocean Therapy Solutions, has developed a technology to separate water from crude oil, which BP has contracted to use over the next 60 days.


On Monday night, Larry King is hosting a 2-hour special “Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help”. It’s essentially a telethon to raise money for three of the charities doing work in the Gulf and will feature celebrities including Chelsea Handler, Sting, Tim McGraw, Kathy Griffin, Alyssa Milano, Deepak Chopra, Pete Wentz, Ted Danson, Robert Redford, Harry Connick Jr., Jenny McCarthy, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Aaron Neville, Kerry Kennedy, James Carville and Mary Matalin, Anderson Cooper, Tyson Ritter, Lenny Kravitz, Ian Somerhalder, Edward James Olmos, Philippe Cousteau and more!

As world citizens, we are coming together in this crisis. But ultimately, the best way to help the Earth is as individuals, recognizing the need to take more responsibility for the daily choices we make which really do impact our planet as a whole.

10 comments:

Monkey Man said...

Not only a great Sunday 160 but a real community service for posting all of this information about the horrible Gulf Coast spill. Much love.

Maha said...

Thanks a lot for the time you spare to tell u about information that helps us and doing it beautifully too!

Alice Audrey said...

I've been fantasizing about oil harvesters riding the gulf. Maybe it could be real some day.

Brian Miller said...

great 160...it is sickening the further it goes on the apologies to those that caused the disaster just make me shake my head...

Ronda Laveen said...

The mighty always fall, sooner or later. Great information you've posted. Tragedies do bring us together, don't they? Very interesting about Costner's seperator. I will be watching this one.

Dulce said...

Just perfect... How can you do this, say so much in only 160?

Happy Sunday!
D.

Jingle said...

powerful,
your words carry so much energy..
amazing 160.

Roxy said...

But ultimately, the best way to help the Earth is as individuals, recognizing the need to take more responsibility for the daily choices we make which really do impact our planet as a whole.... I couldn't agree with you more, Felicitas. Thank you for sharing this information. And the 160, brilliantly composed! It has broken my heart to watch videos about the tragic consequences of the oil spill... the effect on wildlife and coastal communities, and the entire eco system, so utterly sad :(

Paul C said...

I like your proactive conclusion. It begins with us all.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous poem!