Did you ever have a piece of clothing that means the world to you? Something from long ago that says who you are? Something you love so much you want to be buried in it?
I’m not a materialistic person, but I love this material. I got this shirt in the seventies, when the ecology movement started. I was green before green was cool. In my senior year, everything I wore was green. I was gonna save the world, I was. I was gonna save the whales.
Over the years, I think I’ve done my share. Nothing dramatic, but then, you never know what I might do as an old lady in sneakers and an ecology T shirt. It aint over til it’s over.
I’m still a compulsive recycler. I still eat low on the food chain. I still buy most of my clothes and furniture second-hand. I still have an urban forest in my back yard. But there’s still something more I might do. Not sure what it is. But I’m hoping I can wear this T shirt when I do it.
But this issue is much bigger than a T shirt. Our planet earth is a gift. And as much as I love Star Trek, we might not get another planet. Even if we do get another planet, Earth is our mother, a treasure. Her ecosystem was designed perfectly and has everything we need.
I know I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. I’ll say it till the cows come home and sing because we are not eating them anymore. We must protect the Earth in all her blue and greenery if we are to live a life worth living.
So if you see an old lady on TV wearing an old raggedy ecology flag T shirt doing something crazy to save the planet. It might just be Joanna of the Forest.
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January 6, 2018 at 7:52 am
Wonderful JoAnna, and a great read to start my weekend, as I rejoin WP again in my never ending catch ups then never end LOL
And I love the fact you kept it, somethings hold too many memories to clear out and throw away. And I am sure you will find the exact course of action needed I am sure to wear it.
And I will never tire of hearing your war cry in defence of Mother Nature and our beautiful Planet..
Thank you for all you do.. 🙂
January 6, 2018 at 10:18 am
Thanks for your support and encouragement, Sue. It goes a long way. We are manifesting energy for Mother Nature. I’m sure she feels it.
January 6, 2018 at 10:29 am
I am sure she does JoAnna.. and we will keep on manifesting for her to regenerate and recuperate and heal.. xxx ❤
January 6, 2018 at 7:54 am
You go girl!
January 6, 2018 at 10:18 am
Thanks, Dan! 🙂
January 6, 2018 at 8:43 am
Love the T-shirt and your dedication to keeping the planet green. Something that always make me smile, always does my heart good is being in the middle of nature…like pedaling my bike in the summer, down a path of nothing but leafy trees. Or the winter wonderland of a first snow. Or smelling the freshness of a clean lake. People and the ecosystem are the things we need to treasure most, not the material stuff.
January 6, 2018 at 10:19 am
Very, true! Being in the middle of nature is like medicine for the soul. It’s so good to know people who get this. Thanks, Mary.
January 6, 2018 at 11:04 am
January 6, 2018 at 9:37 am
I truly hope I do!!! Yes! Love the post…love your passion. It is frightening, the disregard and lack of education. To think that global warming is nonsense because it is cold outside….
Sending lots of great wishes, JoAnna…can’t wait to see the shirt on TV!!!
January 6, 2018 at 10:36 am
That’s the spirit! Thank you, Lorrie! Joanne Corey has a brief explanation and link explaining that the mechanisms that normally keep extremely cold temps in Canada and Alaska have broken down and we still have more record highs overall. https://topofjcsmind.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/cold-2/
January 6, 2018 at 5:50 pm
Thanks, JoAnna!! Important topic…appreciate the link.
Have a super rest of the weekend 😁
January 6, 2018 at 4:23 pm
Haha, look at you with your old duds. People go on about me wearing things I’ve had for 20+ years and there you are with a shirt from the 70s! You’re my idol!
Maybe we’re outdated and faded, but I tell you, we’re not wasteful! 🙂
January 6, 2018 at 8:07 pm
Right! It’s good to know I’m not alone. 🙂 My parents didn’t throw away much. I’m finding foot lockers/small trunks full on neatly folded underwear and T shirts in their house. Plus about 50 baseball caps all neatly hanging up in plastic.
January 7, 2018 at 6:36 pm
January 6, 2018 at 8:32 pm
thanks for saving
the whales, JoAnna
along with that groovy shirt 🙂
January 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm
I hope we can save our planet and stay here for a long, long time. Not looking forward to living on Mars. 🙂
January 7, 2018 at 5:21 pm
Throwing away clothes never felt “right”… I have donation bags, and rag bags and pieces where the mending just can’t be done anymore because the fabric has worn so thin (time to tear strips and make a brained rug!) I love your shirt and the memories you hold with it.
January 10, 2018 at 12:48 am
I’m with you. I haven’t bought any new clothes for years. And my children keep giving me heaps of ridicule.
January 16, 2018 at 11:20 pm
I liked your stream, JoAnna. I was always someone who was trying to save the planet and in our Science Club we saved newspapers, magazines and paper from our H.S. office to recycle. 💚 You Go, Eco Girl! 💚
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