Stuck at home, Ani and I have found ourselves consuming more plastic than usual. I couldn’t help but wonder though, what role is plastic playing exactly in these crazy pandemic times? After all, a look at the history of pandemics shows a pattern of waste accumulation compounding already challenging situations.
For me its been a moment of some despair: I can palpably sense the shift in attention of the world from climate and environmental concern. Of course, it is understandable. But there’s deeper dynamics going on I feel; the ground is shifting under our feet.
While back in Ottawa for the Holidays, I’ve been able to make some progress on the mural I’ve been painting for my nephew Jordan in my brother’s new home….
It’s pretty cool to see the impact of our work unfold and the impact of the help we get along the way. I discovered this Guardian article on my Facebook feed that references a meeting and a subsequent training that Ani and I made in 2016 with a Muslim group in Jakarta. The Guardian picked it up, because it alludes to an exciting evolution in spiritual perspective here in predominantly Muslim, Indonesia.