Happy Good News Tuesday to you All

Hi peeps, how are you doing? I hope life and this Tuesday is treating you well.
Before we begin I am sharing yesterday’s bi-lingual poem with you that I shared on my socialΒ  media:

This colour and buzzing
opens my heart.
Is there a future?
Diese Farbe und das Summen
oeffnen mein Herz.
Gibt es eine Zukunft?

differently coloured poppies but mainly Californian poppies

And then for good measure a quote that has become a motto of mine since I left my job last year. It’s also bi-lingual:

“Beginne, wo Du gerade bist. Benutze was Du hast. Tu was Du kannst”
Arthur Ashe Quotes
English translation of Arthur Ashe quote
Arthur Ashe on Brainy Quote

 

I hope this gives you a little motivation to deal with everything that today throws at you. No matter how far you have come and how you feel: You can do it. I believe in you.


And to keep the good vibes going here some good news too:

You might have figured by now that I’ve decided to become a rebel for life and have joined Extinction Rebellion to make a difference for our future generations. So farΒ  my contribution is to write poetry about the climate crisis, the questions I ask in connection with it and the feelings that comes with it all. I’ve decided not to add any hashtags because I get more feedback and can start conversations this way. I still need to contact my mentor at Extinction Rebellion for the Extinction Rebellion University and I keep you updated on any progress.

One topic close to my heart is planting trees which would help to store a lot of the co2 we are currently letting escape into the atmosphere. A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to Ecosia the search engine that plants trees in this Good News Tuesday post.

Today I found another Good News story about trees. Apparently the Crowther Lab of ETH Zurich has published a study in the journal Science that shows that planting trees would be the most effective method to combat the climate crisis. It even figured out how many we need to plant and where the best places would be. Find out more in the following video or in this article by the Good News Network. If you can’t play the video in this post just follow the link underneath it and it will lead you to its YouTube location which also includes the text for visually impaired readers.


video credit: Whochit News via YouTube

Isn’t this brilliant? We all can do something to heal the climate even if it is just to search with Ecosia and let them plant the trees. So go on. Do it. You know you want to πŸ™‚

And if you are in need for some more good news please head over to JoAnna’s Blog and find some more.


I am also still in the process of integrating old posts. Today’s “blast from the past” is a “SoCS” post from 2015.

I can’t believe I know Linda and her Stream of Consciousness Saturday for such a long time. Not that I am around much lately but I am in utter awe how she manages to keep it going. You rock, Linda!

March 2015

“Happy Birthday” SoCS!

I am glad we are acquainted and maybe we’ll become friends :-)!

2014 SoCS badge
Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

 

Stream
of Consciousness
on
Saturdays
not
only
free
but
deep
and
sometimes
a
little
funny
thank
you
Linda!
This poem takes part both in “SoCS” and “Love Is In Da Blog

Love & Rage my friends. Keep doing what you are doing and know you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the left. In the middle black writing says: Blast from the past: A Prompt A Day for Bee 2015

Blast from the Past: #271 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Imaginary Friends

A poem from 2015 for “Love Is In Da Blog”:
Imaginary Friends
you have not
been called Harvey
neither
have you been
just one
three of you
two females
one male
pixies maybe?
then the Christ
came along
and they taught
he is a jealous one
no one besides him
so
I said good-bye
to find a lonelier
life!
This post takes part in “Love Is In Da Blog
Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the left. In the middle black writing says: Blast from the past: A Prompt A Day for Bee 2015

Blast from the Past: #270 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Lost Friends

A poem from 2015:
Lost Friends
i look back:
a few years.
many years.
there you are:
boys and men.
girls and women.
how close we were:
you left or I.
Or life left you.
your love
has made
who I am
Thanks!

Description for visually impaired readers: Differently coloured canopy of three trees on left with black writing in middle: Love Is In Da Blog 2015

This post takes part in “Love Is In Da Blog
Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the left. In the middle black writing says: Blast from the past: A Prompt A Day for Bee 2015

#269 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ My faraway friend

July 2019
Friends are a wonderful topic. No matter how long we know them or how far away they are. Here are my thoughts from 2015
February 2015
Faraway
Β 
faraway
we live our lives
faraway
we dream our dreams
faraway
we work our work
and still
so close
your life and mine
so close
your dreams and mine
so close
your work and mine
This post is part of “Love Is In Da Blog
Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the left. In the middle black writing says: Blast from the past: A Prompt A Day for Bee 2015

#268 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ My BFF

July 2019

Nothing has changed since… πŸ™‚

February 2015

My “Best Friend Forever” …. I really have trouble with this abbreviation. Not only because it is an abbreviation and that is one thing I still haven’t really mastered in English but also because what it stands for.

I have trouble to single one of my friends out. Hopefully, I do not offend any of my friends with that. I have met most of them at different stages in my life and they have become an integral part of my life in their own special way. They are all different and have managed to take me as I am with all my trouble of letting people come close.
They are all important to me and I know they will always be there for me when I need them as much as I am there for them. They are all “best friends forever” so this poem is dedicated to all of them.
no strings attached
Β 
no strings attached
to our
closeness
no strings attached
to our
understanding
no strings attached
to our
compassion
no strings attached
This post takes part in “Love Is In Da Blog
Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the left. In the middle black writing says: Blast from the past: A Prompt A Day for Bee 2015

Blast from the Past: #266 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Friends

This poem was first posted in February 2015

Very quietly, the end is nearing of ” A Prompt A Day For Bee”. Only 99 poems to go and I can’t believe I made it this far.

I have to admit I cheated a little though: I have not always written a poem a day so I should rather say in the explanation that I challenged myself to post a poem a day. Β Either way, it is an achievement, and I am quite proud of it.

For March, I am looking for another poetry challenge to find my prompts from. It is so much easier. In April, I will take part in “National Poetry Month” and, of course, the glorious end spurt will be another #frapalymo in May in honour for the one last year that gave me the idea for #APADFB.

But today I will go back to “Love Is In Da Blog” and this weeks topic “friends”.

Description for visually impaired readers: Differently coloured canopy of three trees on left with black writing in middle: Love Is In Da Blog 2015

 

FRIENDS
Β 
“Friends are always there for you”
Rather many people think and say
I on the other hand though
Envisage a friend
Not only being there for me but
Deft in being there for themselves.
Splendid.

 

Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the left. In the middle black writing says: Blast from the past: A Prompt A Day for Bee 2015

Blast from the Past: #265 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Relative

This poem was first posted in February 2015
Relative
A relative is often
relative to the
relatives.
However,
relativity
is not as relative
as one might think
πŸ˜‰

Description for visually impaired readers: Sandy beach full of pebbles and their shadows

This post takes part both in “Love Is In Da Blog” and Linda G. Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday“.
Please head over and find wonderful posts in the post comments!
Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the left. In the middle black writing says: Blast from the past: A Prompt A Day for Bee 2015

Blast from the Past: #264 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Grandparents

This poem was first posted in February 2015
Grandparents
Mine are forever gone.
Have I
spend enough
time with them?
Who knows.
Have they
spend enough
time with me?
Certainly!
Those memories will never go!

Description for visually impaired readers: Differently coloured canopy of three trees on left with black writing in middle: Love Is In Da Blog 2015

This post takes part in “Love Is In Da Blog
Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the left. In the middle black writing says: Blast from the past: A Prompt A Day for Bee 2015

Blast from the Past: #263 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Aunts, Uncles and/or Cousins

This entry was first posted in February 2015
blooming flower beds
~
her aunts, uncles and cousins
gather around the coffee table
Β 
Β 
This post takes part in “Love Is In Da Blog 2015
Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the left. In the middle black writing says: Blast from the past: A Prompt A Day for Bee 2015

Blast from the Past: #262 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Brothers and Sisters

On “Fooling Around With Bee” I wrote “Bothers” at first instead of “Brothers” which made me laugh as I often felt when I was young that my brother was a bother.

Now that we do not have contact since ages I think quite differently about that time and I remember how close we used to be. Life does not go easy often times and I wish my brother the best and that he finds love and all the happiness he deserves.

So today a dedication to my brother and all brothers and sisters around the world.

Description for visually impaired readers: Differently coloured canopy of three trees on left with black writing in middle: Love Is In Da Blog 2015

 

Siblings
Β 
Life is short.
Never have
I
realised that
clearer
than
today.
May my brothers
and sisters*
life be
filled
with blessings.
May my brothers
and sisters
life be filled
with

hope.

This post takes part in “Love Is In Da Blog