Tommy Lee Jones on Climate Change

I feel more & more uncomfortable…

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Good morning everyone, how are you? I hope you have time to check in with yourself and figure out if what you are doing is healthy for you and those coming after us. ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ I have to admit, that I feel more & more uncomfortable with the notion "to go back to "normal"". ๐Ÿ˜• In my opinion "normal" is toxic. โ˜ข Do you really want to go back to air polluted cities, that kill 1000s every year? ๐Ÿง Do you really want to go back to fast-paced stress-filled jobs, that give you stomach problems? ๐Ÿคฏ Do you really want your children to go back to schools where they might get bullied by peers and feel stressed by pressured exams? ๐Ÿ˜ง Do you really "love" "fast food" that pollutes our beaches and forests with plastic packaging that will deteriorate to small bits that get into your body via our drinking water? ๐Ÿคฎ I am fully aware that there are no easy solutions. But if we do not start to ponder solutions, we will never find any. ๐ŸŒป From what I gather from climate science, this virus is just the beginning. From what I gather from climate science today's refugee "problems" are minimal to what is going to come. ๐ŸŒฉ Do you really feel it's "normal" that some individuals and some nations are incredibly wealthy and the rest has to see how they survive? ๐Ÿง I have no answers to these questions and no solutions either, but I want to start to dream up some. And I invite you to do the same. ๐ŸŒฑ Let's believe in a future where all have what they need and can lead happy, healthy lives. I believe this way, the solutions will grow. ๐Ÿก A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. John Lennon

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Blast from the Past: I had a dream…./Ich hatte einen Traum…

October 2019

A little irony from January 2011:

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…I watched the news in the morning and they showed a famous politician who was very concerned about the situation of a constituent who was dependent on public help that was taken away from him. He personally wanted to have a look at the person’s situation as he experienced how exactly that situation is.
Well, I doubted that the politician ever was dependent on public help as he comes from a wealthy background so how could he know how that feels like? I tried to express that on Twitter. But unfortunately, that wasn’t possible. Twitter just didn’t publish my tweets. 4 different tries didn’t work. In my dream, I started wondering a lot about Twitter and how much I am watched by the state and how much censorship Twitter is using. I wondered about a country that is so proud of having fought against the famous dictator from the continent and having freed the continent but now obviously tries to use exactly the same means as that dictator did. But then I woke up and thank goodness it was only a dream!

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Oktober 2019

Ein bisschen Ironie von Januar 2011

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…Ich habe die Nachrichten am Morgen gesehen und sie zeigten einen beruehmten Politiker, der sich sehr besorgt um einen Waehler zeigte, dem die oeffentliche Hilfe entzogen wurde. Der Politiker wollte sich der Sache persoenlich annehmen, da er diese Situation kenne. Ich bezweifelte das, da der Politiker von einer reichen Familie kommt und ich wollte das auf Twitter aeussern. Ungluecklicherweise lies Twitter mich nicht. Ich versuchte es 4 mal aber es hat nie funktioniert. In meinem Traum habe ich begonnen mich zu wundern, wie sehr ich vom Staat beobachtet werde und ob Twitter zensiert. Ich wunderte mich ueber ein Land, das so stolz darauf ist, den beruehmten Diktator vom Kontinent bekaempft und den Kontinent befreit zu haben aber nun offentsichtlich die gleichen Mittel benutzt wie der Diktator. Aber dann bin ich aufgewacht und zum Glueck war es nur ein Traum!

Of Rain, Blackberries & Coding

Hello my friends, how are you doing? I nearly forgot to get this post out because I was playing around on CodePen. On Tuesday I told you about my coding adventures and I am still occupied with the Tribute page to get on with FreeCodeCamp.

Thankfully, it is raining today in North Norfolk so I can spend the whole day on the laptop playing around with HTML and CSS. Doesn’t look to me like I am creating a masterpiece but it might be enough to get through the test.

It still all sounds too much like Chinese to me but at least I managed to get something on the page. Do you think it is silly to learn something techie at my age (48)? I am wondering that a lot.

Even Sherky needed to take a step back. We only did a short walk but it was at a different location so she had more than enough to sniff.

There are tons of blackberry bushes where we usually walk which are full of flowers at the moment. I bet I can forage lots in August when they are going to be ripe. I can’t wait. Never liked blackberries much but since a couple of years, I started to love them. And nothing is better than your own foraged food. Do you like blackberries?

In 2015 I wrote a poem about blackberries and here that exact blast from the past:

blackberry blossom

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pink heels

clack on the path

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No, I never had pink heels. I hate pink. Am actually scraping off the pink colour of our bathroom because I can’t bear it anymore. But that is another story.
So, my dear readers, I am off to my CodePens again and hope I’ll get somewhere today. Just in case you like to check out some more bloggers and authors please have a look at these lovely people:

Carol Anne at Therapybitsย  where she explains how life is when you have more than one person in your body.

Jill at Filosofa’s Word who is snarky and funny and caring.

And for my German-speaking readers:

IlseLuise who shares wonderful poetry.

And if you feel very generous towards me then please share my Dreamstime profile where I sell some of my photo’s:

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Have a wonderful day and don’t forget
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