October 19, 2012

Trifecta's Trifextra, Weekend Thirty Eight -- Three wishes, and a price paid

This weekend's Trifecta challenge is to write 33 words of my own of three wishes asked for, and the high price those wishes extoll upon the wisher:

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My three wishes were for us to stop endangering plants and animals, to eradicate the senseless global economy and to finally achieve world peace.

Mother Nature did her best work and devoured “civilization”.

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    1. Whenever I get all panicky about the end of the world (and the fact that I brought kids into it) I think about the vines that will eat the cities alive and the world that will carry on oblivious.

      I saw a ?death metal? video that juxtaposed the consuming of cities by said vines and nature taking over with the noise of metal music. I wish I could find it, it would be so perfect with this.

      I looked for a while today, but I can't remember who posted it ... *shrug*

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  2. yep that would do it and definitely will sometime in the future sooner or later ....

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    1. I take great comfort in that fact when I get panicky about the stuff I can't control. It seems somehow right, even if I'm not there to see it.

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  3. Wow to "eradicate". I love the first part. Scared of the second part ;-)

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    1. The first have drives me crazy, the second part brings me comfort. Funny that ... thanks for reading!

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  4. Something to think about, definitely. I like that Mother Nature "devoured" civilization. Isn't that what civilization is doing to Mother Nature?

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    1. Heh ... that is exactly it. Nom nom nom ... I love the ways that you have been simplifying ... I believe there are loads of us getting off the endless stuff wagon. Not sure if it is timely, but still ...

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  5. We better watch it or Mother Nature might teach us all a harsh lesson and not in the too distant future!

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    1. Gina! I've missed you!

      Who knows what the future holds, right? I try to do the best I can right now and not worry too much but what can I say, I come from a long long line of the best worriers around. (My nephew, a consummate worrier, informed me of this when he was 14.)

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    2. Congratulations, Karen! Woo Hoo!

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    3. Thank you Gina. I'm a bit gobsmacked ...

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  6. I think Mother Nature always gets her revenge. If you build a house on a barrier island, she can zap it with one well targeted hurricane. Thanks for a thought provoking piece.

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    1. I often think of that. Roads build on the edges of oceans that get swept away, entire cities (Richmond, BC) that will sink in a mere earthquake. Silly humans.

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  7. Ha ha ha. I totally chuckled while reading this :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you got the humour ...

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  8. And she will if we don't watch out. Good job.
    dk

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    1. Heh ... only I kind of take weird comfort in that. I see so many people trying so hard to swim upstream and make changes, only to be thwarted by people who don't think it is a concern.

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    1. Thanks Debra. I love to write some of these because it gets what is on my mind out ...

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  10. Well nothing works better than a clean slate :)

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    1. I know I haven't known you for very long, Draug, and am pretty sure I have a few years on you (!!!) but were we maybe separated at birth?! You really "get" this ...

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  11. Mother Nature in the end will prevail, won't she? No matter what we do... she will win.

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    1. pretty sure, yup. Heh. =) Thanks for popping by ...

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  12. Mother Nature has a way of making her presence known. We're so bent on our plan for civilization, we tend to ignore the warnings :)

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    1. Isn't that the truth, Janna. Some of the indigenous youth in our area (and their elders) are talking about listening, not only to elders, but also to the earth and to the indigenous people ... I don't think most of us are very practiced at listening these days, just making plans. It is a subject I'm really interested in, and a skill set I'm still only starting to get a handle on. You're spot on.

      Thanks for commenting!

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  13. This is great. I've believed for a long time that the purpose of "environmentalism" is not to save the "planet," but to save ourselves. The planet will continue on until the death of the solar system, in one form or another; the question is whether it it will continue to be able to sustain human life for that period. Perhaps if environmentalist causes were promoted in that way more often they would be able to gain more political traction.

    In any event, a very thoughtful response, and well crafted to get the point across in the limited space alotted. Congratulations on your finish in the challenge.

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    1. Thank you Eric. I don't know if I should take comfort in this fact, but when I feel at my most hopeless, this is where I turn. It doesn't mean I don't stop trying, it just means that critical mass is required to make the change and I am merely a wee spec.

      Thank you for visiting and for your comment.

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    1. I am not sure what that is ... but I can probably google it. Gah! I'm so out of it ... wait a second ...

      Yep. sounds about right: The Day of the Triffids.

      Thanks for the reference. Because I saw that death metal video last month, I am aware that I share this vision with many. But do they take comfort in it the way I do, or am I unique in this way? (For the record, I figure I'm just another speck ...)

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    1. Shhhhhhhhh. I'm still a bit confused about this. And worried too.

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