it’s late as i write this.
the picture is beautiful isn’t it?
it’s where a friend of mine lives.
she’s in my friends link. her site is called ‘a simple life afloat.’
only her life is not simple now.
it’s being taken away.
not like a tornado takes away.
or even a hurricane.
it’s being taken away by what we all know well now as . . .
the picture and the place . . . is pete’s harbor.
it’s a little harbor in redwood city california.
it’s an historical harbor, at least 65 years old.
don’t laugh. that’s pretty old in america!
at least as one of the beautiful places go, it’s old.
because we have people called ‘developers’ who find those places.
before they have a chance to get very old.
and those developers and their huge corporations with all their
big power and big money . . .
well. they move fast.
maybe they are more like a storm than i give them credit.
but storms have no malice, you say.
the giant corporations and developers claim they do not either.
and yet . . .
both the storm and the developers leave devastation in their wake.
devastation of people’s lives. and the simple beauty of nature.
they’re not interested in the words “charm” or “picturesque”
or even “wildlife” . . . for that matter.
their interest is to make money. more money for those who
are already rich with money.
you see . . . apparently people are never rich enough who have
a lot of money.
they destroy those lovely historic places and they turn them into
concrete and glass and hard edges . . . and expensive condominiums
for rich people to live in. so that regular people can no longer
walk down to the water and . . .
meet with their neighbors who are their friends . . .
and sit on the decks and watch the sun set . . .
and share the flight of the pelican as it lands on the post.
and admire the great blue heron as it fishes for its dinner.
if you care about the simple living of this life.
and you value the idea of small boats.
and the simple idea of people living a good, simple life on those
boats . . . who have lived there for a long time . . .
long enough to know their neighbors and to make a happy, caring
community . . .
if you care about such things.
and you think the corporate goliaths of this world and especially this
country . . . are eating up every last place of beauty there is for the
common man . . .
well. if you care enough.
do what you can to help save little ‘pete’s harbor.’
read leslie’s blog. read the ‘save pete’s harbor’ blog.
sign the petition. tell people about this goliath who is destroying
this piece of america. not to mention the wildlife sanctuary that it
shelters too. . . that’s even more tragic. we just keep whittling away
at their habitats.
when is enough. enough?
if i haven’t been able to get the address of the petition right on here . . .
you can always link to it from leslie’s blog. and her blog is
to sign the petition please go to http://www.change.org/petitions/the-city-of-redwood/ and tell anyone and everyone you can about
saving pete’s harbor!
the beautiful pictures of pete’s harbor that i show here . . . are
all from my friend leslie’s blog ‘a simple life afloat.’
she took them of her neighborhood.
thank you for helping any way you can!