Concerned Writers ~
Robert Demar, the man of my dreams (and luckily, my husband!), and I have been reading An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. One of the significant heartbreaks for Robert was reading about the polar bears drowning as the polar cap melts and breaks apart.
I'd like to share a poem that he wrote about this situation:
The polar bears are drowningIf you like the photograph above, check out this site. The full sized image is here. If you click on the image, it opens a page of thumbnail pictures of polar bears, all worthy of a look. And, here is one more image that I really like from a different site.
and there's nothing I can do.
Their winter world is melting
as the planet blows its cool.
Some call it global warming.
Some say it's nothing new.
Some say that changes happen
and there's nothing we can do.
I had a dream about a polar bear just after my Dad died. It was the most vivid dream I've ever had, including full color, sounds and smells. In some Native American mythology, the bear is thought to be the strongest connection mankind has to the spirit world. I believe in the concept of "totem animals," that each of us is born with an animal guide, a specific animal which is with us as a guide for life. This belief, in my mind, does not conflict with other religious beliefs, but rather coincides. Perhaps the polar bear was my Dad's totem animal.