Sorry really bad pun !
( bit of lateral whaling thinking to get it .)
Actually not a nice image at all , if we think about the cruel way , whales and seals , and all other animals are hunted and treated all over the globe.
Which brings me swiftly round to EARTH HOUR tonight – MARCH 19th 8.30-9.30pm
Yes …Mhairi’s “harping on again” about the environment . And at the risk of this post sounding like a lecture or a bit of a stuck record.
Really hope you are going to try this – lights our hour – out for better environmental size .
As I’ve said on both House pages ; an hour lights-free ( torches and candles are handy ) doing something “worthwhile else” , like maybe :
Reading a good book you’ve meant to start for ages , but never have time , ’cause scrolling comes first
Spending time with your family ( in the same room ! ) a board game not opened since Christmas or a good old game of holiday UNO
Or take yourself outside if you can …sit under the stars ( which should be out tonight as such a beautiful earth day ) and just contemplate your life – get everything in perspective again . The things you are currently doing . Think of where you want to be this time next year …let your inside tell you what’s really going on , way at the back of your mind….
And if that all sounds a bit weird …then just get some hot chocolate , a blanket and Star gaze …and if a shooting star passes you by …that’s the best luck guaranteed , you can have for the year .
Up there in the space station British astronaut Tim Peake will get the best view of all ; as he sees lights go out all over planet earth – a sight we can only dream of …but how amazing that he will see how many people really do care about the environment , about climate change , about their future . Even if it’s only for AN HOUR .
Better a tiny well intentioned thought , than absolutely no thought, at all.
Play your part , even marking this hour alone if you have to , because it matters, it will matter more eventually.
And when the lights do go back on again , feel really good about yourself .
Feel great that This Earth of Ours breathed a bit freer ,even for a split second – in time .
With those who do , I’m with you in Earth Hour Spirit