Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Where Do The Children Play

Thinking about all these disasters: global warming, the ozone layer, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods and the like ...
and thinking about a blog post from Hermit Jim ...
and thinking about a possible Flood (it's not over yet) in the Houston area ...
made me think back to two songs from "the old days".

One was Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" where she proclaimed: "They paved paradise, put up a parking lot".
Now that, I see in my own surroundings.

The other was Cat Stevens "Where Do The Children Play"

It's almost like both of these artists could see in advance what was happening to our Mother Earth.
Did no one else see this?
Was anything done to stop it?
Is it too late now?
Will we survive?
Will our children survive?

And with all of our ground covered up with concrete ...
Where can the flooding water be absorbed?

"I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me,
Where Do The Children Play?"



7 comments:

mattias said...

Yes, to have responsible thoughts of the next generation is crucial.We as humans are responsible to take care of Mother Earth as we should and not, for example cut down all the rain forest in amazonas.Much of our oxygene comes from that area!

I heard someone said wake up a long time ago, eh!?

Good blogpost Blondie!

The music was nice....

blondie said...

Thanks Mattias,
Glad you agreed with it :)
blondie

Myrna said...

Thanks for the inspiring thoughts. and music.

blondie said...

Thanks Myrna,
Glad you enjoyed it :)
Judy/blondie :))

js said...

No offense. Judy, you believe in this world. You think it is real. Yet it is but a dream. Many have spoken of this in past history, just look it up.

By getting so involved, even emotionally, you are making this dream real for you.

I don't mean to put you down by this, am only trying to help you and your readers understand what is actually going on or not. And you know? It's not going on. Why? Because it is a dream!

js

HermitJim said...

Hey Blondie...thanks for the great son by Cat Stevens. I really enjoyed it.

Jim

blondie said...

Well js, this world will continue to turn with or without me. Just wanted to speak my peace.

Hey Jim, glad you enjoyed the old song. And I'm glad things are OK there in Houston :)