Wednesday, May 26, 2010

All at once

"All at once
The world can overwhelm me
There's almost nothing that you could tell me
That could ease my mind

Which way will you run
When it's always all around you
And the feeling lost and found you again
A feeling that we have no control

Around the sun
Some say
There's gonna be the new hell
Some say
It's still too early to tell
Some say
It really ain't no myth at all...

Nobody really knows
But underneath it all
There's this heart all alone

What about when it's gone
And it really won't be so long
Sometimes it feels like a heart is no place to be singing from at all

There's a world we've never seen
There's still hope between the dreams
The weight of it all
Could blow away with a breeze
If you're waiting on the wind
Don't forget to breathe

Cause as the darkness gets deeper
We'll be sinking so we reach for love
At least something we could hold
But I'll reach to you from where time just cant go

Cause what about when it's gone
And it really wont be so long
Sometimes it feels like a heart is no place to be singing from at all"

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The Jack Johnson song is here.

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Images lifted from here. It's a painful watch, but the least we can do, I think.

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Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research is a somewhat local organization that's directly involved in mitigating this mess we've made. It's also where my small donation is going.

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I'm sharing some of the most arresting (and heartbreaking) images I've seen thus far... and wondering at all the fumbling and finger-pointing that's going on while wildlife suffers. Why wasn't there some sort of plan in place... I mean, couldn't this type of disaster have been foreseen?

6 comments:

silverlight said...

do the gods weep? as we do.
Greed wins.
Doesn't it.
Ugh.

Jayne said...

It is fully beyond me that we can have the technology to drill down that deep, but no real plan to stop it if something (God forbid) happened to the well. And then, it's as if everyone has just stood with their hands on their hips, or scratching their heads, as it headed towards land. It's truly inconceivable, isn't it?

NCmountainwoman said...

Few events have filled me with more anger, frustration, and intense sadness. Very moving and poignant post about this horrid disaster.

eimrek said...

All the images I've seen just break my heart. The whole thing breaks my heart. I live near Birmingham, AL - just a few hours from the coast. I have also been a longtime volunteer of the Alabama Wildlife Center. We have been asked to remain on standby until more of our help is needed. I really wish, for starters, that the flow of oil can be stopped. THen, all the efforts could be on cleaning up. As sad as they are, thank you for posting these images.

Rabbits' Guy said...

It reminds me of one of the 1950's horror thrillers ... some gooey,creepy monster comes oozing along and the government and the military all stand around with the guns and tanks pointed at it and the planes flying over ... finally some kids go at it with fire extinguishers and that is that!

jason said...

It's so heartbreaking. The more I see and read about what's going on, the more upset and angry I get. It's such a travesty.