November 6, 2012 in Preparedness
A storm is coming. We need to build vast wooden walls, as John Adams called them,
referring to an impossible, ancient Greek victory, at the dawning of their golden
age, against the mighty Persian Empire. Though we don’t need a navy, but a massive
wall of arks, solid and stable, dependable vessels filled to capacity with commitment,
ours and that of our next-door neighbors, to our mutually assured safety and security,
to our surviving and thriving together, whatever transpires. It’s not good enough
to provision our own homes. The message of our day is not every man and woman, or
family for themselves, or even communities of like-minded people, but the universal
invitation for each of us to be an ark of safety for one and all, excluding no one.
Incredible but true, life requires us to produce this miracle in our own time, or
perish. Both mother necessity and the love of all people for life and freedom compel
us, inspire our most generous, self and humanity-loving aspirations to accomplish
the impossible now, at this moment in time.