Photo taken in Santa Monica, CA.
Happy World Oceans Day. “Flowers by the Sea” by William Carlos Williams is a poem I carry in my wallet as a reminder of its beauty and majesty.
Cheers to Heal the Bay for this probing look at the plastic bag.
It’s been a busy week and we missed World Oceans Day on June 8. I live where I get to see (and hear and smell) the ocean every day (and think I’m one of the luckiest girls in the world for that). Protecting our oceans is vital; huge kudos to those who make it their mission to do so, like the fine folks who work for Heal the Bay and Surfrider.
I saw on Facebook that some friends had joined a group calling for the use of BP executives to plug the hole–and then I heard about this fake BP Twitter account that tackles the subject of the oil spill with razor-sharp satire (we’ll see how long it’s up before BP takes it down–betting they’ll be able to stop this faster than the mess they made in our seas). Of course, it’s an environmental tragedy that is breaking our hearts–but sometimes you’ve gotta use humor to deal with news this bad. Oh, and it also feels good to do something to support those environmental organizations that work tirelessly to protect our seas. (Here in LA, we salute Heal the Bay and Surfrider.)–Stef McDonald