It is difficult to stay pessimistic when the sun is out, the lettuce in our garden is growing faster than we can eat it, our dog wants to stay outside all the time because there is so much neighborhood activity to see from our front yard (mostly, I think, the cat traffic across the street), new neighbors (very nice ones) have moved in next door, our son just got married to the love of his life, etc, etc, etc.
But once in a while I will see something that makes me wonder- how will we (or our children, or our grand children) do that when gas costs 10 times as much, when we have rolling brown-outs, when it rains twice as much or is hot twice as long, etc, etc, etc.
I guess they will figure it out one way or the other. But wouldn’t it be better if we gave them a head start on
figuring at least some of it? I believe there are enough of us working on these issues that if we should be able to at least get some momentum going if not a full-fledged MOVEMENT.
If you do figure something out, or just find something that doesn’t work (that’s good to share too!) share it
with a friend, post it on the TW ning site, write it up, Facebook it, video it, tweet it, whatever works for you- but make sure it doesn’t get lost. Who knows what will be the key piece that makes the upcoming Transition a less difficult one.
It’s kind of the reverse of that saying, “For the want of a nail a shoe was lost, for the want of a shoe the horse was lost, for the want of a horse a battle was lost and for the loss of the battle the war was lost”. Let’s fix as many nails as we can, now, so we can avoid the big loss later on…