Friday, March 06, 2009

Transitions - Seasonal and Otherwise...

Click on image to enlarge - © 2009 jim otterstrom

Ice on the lake cracked, buckled, and melted this year, like always, even as world credit markets remained frozen solid.

The lone Bald Eagle circles intently above the marsh, fishing, unconcerned with the global financial meltdown.

A pair of finches cheerfully weave their nest into the first 'a' of the pharmacy sign, as if Rite-Aid was expected to survive another quarter.

Tilted toward the vernal equinox, the frosted earth warms slightly; wild onions dispatch eager shoots skyward, heedless of greenhouse gases or climate change.

I imagine myself standing in a bread line, during the first Great Depression, finding cheer in tufts of grass growing from broken concrete.

I envision a Final Great Depression, and eventually, masses of lovely wildflowers blooming among the skeletal remains of Wall Street, and the Pentagon.

Spring is on the wind, General Motors is bankrupt, and Peak Oil is upon us.

Take heart, friends of the earth.

Change is in the air…

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6 Comments:

Blogger Tabor said...

Thanks for explaining the nest...my powers of observation need help. Yes, it will be the simple things for the next year or two that we will have to appreciate.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well aren't we pessiaoptic this
fine spring day.
Worry not my friend my TRUCK is a
veritable bread basket.If the worst
happens I'll set a few traps.
hope this isn' to creeptic.

Sorry couldn't help myself.

Enjoy the day and many more.
love to ya all and P & D

3:52 PM  
Blogger MN_homesteader said...

Once a wonderful post to remind us that even with the hardships facing our people, there could be a happy ending.
Namaste

1:04 PM  
Blogger gfid said...

i've just been moving my 'portfolio' from the former employer's registered investments etc for employees, to my local credit union. the stocks from the evil oil company's 'profit sharing' plan are worth less (or maybe just worthless) today than they were when i first landed the job 5 years ago!! good thing it wasn't my money spent on them!! it'll pay for some groceries while i get the ReStore going. spring blessings

1:33 PM  
Blogger Dave B, a.k.a. catboxer said...

Jim: what a lovely man you are, and what a beautiful post. Yes, I too look at Wall Street and the Pentagon and see the ruins-to-be as clearly as I see the aberrations-which-are.

Sincerely,
Dave B

(Late of Desert Hot Springs, currently of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington State, where the air is clean, the scenery gorgeous, and the weather sucks [which proves you can't have everything].)

12:22 PM  
Anonymous kiwi said...

Hi Jim, that's a great post! We watch all the bail-outs from afar...and wonder! And we're reassured about the wisdom of following our simple path.

8:55 PM  

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