Sunday, March 27, 2011

Slow Sunday...the simple solution to global warming?

Remember when Sunday was a day of rest?

When we were kids, our Southern born-and-bred grandmother who lived in Haltom City told us that the "devil would take us" if we worked on Sunday. I’m pretty sure we believed her, too. She would make Sunday dinner (actually lunch), but that was the extent of her work on that day. She refused to wash clothes, iron, clean house, etc. Stores were closed, nobody dared call her on the phone, there were no computers (imagine that!), the TV was switched off, and it was peaceful and quiet. It was especially a day to enjoy the harvest from her huge backyard garden, play in the grass, sit under the shade trees, eat ice cold watermelon, visit with relatives, read a book, go to church (if we were so inclined), or take a picnic to Grapevine Lake, near our home. The main idea was to REST.

An article by Satish Kumar (editor of RESURGENCE magazine) published on the website titled *Slow Sunday: The simple solution to global warming* suggests that Sunday could be a fossil fuel-free day, or a low-carbon day, or at the least, an energy-saving day.

He goes on to say that "using Sunday as a day of rest and renewal would be good for our personal health as well as the health of the planet." And his simple solution to global warming? Slow down. Just, slow down.

Why not? Aren’t we a little tired of all this craziness that surrounds us?

Happy trails,

bobbi c.

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