Saturday, May 29, 2010

Liquid Gold, Black Magic; Our Downfall

I'm good at gushing on about the Gulf beaches but I have been intentionally avoiding any talk here about the oil spill. Does it mean I an unaware or burying my head in the sand? Not at all. It's simply a case where I am so heart sick over this that it's difficult for me to talk about it.

I do know this; there had been a task force catastrophe team sent to our nearby Floridian beaches to keep an eye on things. They have been sent packing and commissioned to other parts of the Gulf shore because apparently (and luckily) there is no immediate danger to our coast. Louisiana is not happy that they are getting the brunt of this horrible mess. And I don't blame them at all. They must feel fairly cursed at this point.

I cannot bear to watch the news reports. I dread the inevitable film of birds being scrubbed with Dawn degreasing soap. I will miss the ready availability of seafood. But more than that, I can't deal with the long term affects of so much black, syrupy oil being so continuously gushed into our beautiful Gulf.

I hear that BP is putting in something like 125 million bucks PER DAY! to deal with their blunder and that they can well afford it. In fact, it puts barely a dent in their profits! What a sin. What a horrible, horrible sin that any company can have that much cash sitting in their pockets while at the same time ruining our big blue ball.

Each time I go to the beaches I look for any sign of black gunk but so far I've not seen any. It's there tho. It's simply lurking somewhere out there.

That is it. It's all I'm going to say. Except for this; how ironic it is to me that the downfall of our world's well being could be caused my Earth's own blood..oil.


I have not been very attentive to my blog friends. I've been busy, I've been doing other things. But I have the next two days with nothing planned. I'll get to all your blogs and let you know there how much I love you all.

Ti amo e mi mancherai.


  1. I feel horrible about this too! I can't imagine how long it will take to correct all of the damage done by all of this ... if ever really!

    I'm so glad that you haven't had to see any of it yet. :(


  2. Laura, I'm concerned that the damage will be way more far reaching than we can even imagine right now. This is scary stuff.

  3. Well I'm not afraid to talk about it, the comments in my last post are interesting, at least to me.

    Do you and your family members and friends drive around a lot? If so you are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

    On the bright side the news media is starting to call it a gusher and not a spill, spill come from damaged ships but that monster is a gusher in 5000 feet deep water and I'm not betting that it will even be turned off by August.

    But go many will go buy more plastic toy's for the kids, turning off the fact that said plastic comes from oil.

  4. "Do you and your family members and friends drive around a lot? If so you are part of the problem, not part of the solution."

    Probably no more than you do, Billy. We are all part of the, me, not excluded from this.

    We try very hard to keep our southern wildlife and unique scenery in pristine and healthy condition. However, it takes everybody to do their part.


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