Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Holy Mother, Please Forgive Me
The massive oil spill has me sick with grief. Does anyone still think that drilling for oil along the Atlantic seaboard is a good idea? The ocean is crying today and so am I. The authorities are telling us that the chances for the spill reaching the Bahamas are remote. But other experts are imagining worst case scenarios that could occur with a simple change in weather conditions. At the time of this writing 2.5 million gallons of crude have poured into the ocean and a massive slick is looming over the Gulf States, and I feel the Ocean's pain and outrage, whether the oil reaches here or not. I would give up my dependence on oil to save the oceans, I would give up my car, my gas stove, yes, even my central air conditioner, Holy Mother, please forgive me. I would give it all up cold turkey, I would celebrate to hear that every oil rig in the sea is shut down and cleared away as of today, happy to go back to carriages and horses, sailing mail boats and no more plane rides, if it meant a catastrophe like this never happened again.