Oil Spill

Well this is a hell of a welcome back. I’ve been traveling and out of range of phones and Internet (in the magnificent Galapagos Islands–more on that soon) and have come home to the news of the Gulf spill.

There are many many ways to help, more of which I’ll try to collect and post here, but for a first line of offense no matter if you are near or far, anyone-can-help option, my friend Char in New Orleans has let us know that the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans is accepting hair, animal fur, and nylons to help create “hair booms” to absorb and contain the oil. Hair and fur absorbs oil and it clings to the fibers, so nylon pantyhose, filled with natural hairs, becomes a big sponge. Find directions for sending these easy to assist items to the Ritz or other mail-in and drop-off sites around the Gulf, here, at Matter of Trust.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Omi on May 4, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    OMINOUS RESOUNDING SILENCE IN THE FACE OF CATACLYSMIC DISASTER.

    How can the scope of this ecological disaster be met with the silence of prayers- the silence of scientists and political organizations? No celebrity or world leader is willing to call for more action?

    It is time to look to our one world and one life force that unites and sustains us…

    We face challenges larger than corporate entity- larger than national pride or ego.. our home – this one earth is now facing destruction in a singular silence that is truly a crime against not just humanity- but all life forms.

    Where are the voices that could call out for the best minds and resources on the planet to come together and solve a problem that will devastate a huge piece of our planet and ecologies into the future in untold and ways with permanence that we can not yet understand.

    It would be an epic movie— saving the planet by working together, using the best and most immediate resources of the planet.. from all countries. Perhaps a script writer could stir a bit of action—but is it that the President is afraid that some other country would have the skills and tools to limit disaster in the American arena?

    Where are the religious leaders- that we are not asked to pray for creation and see our common fragility?

    God, by whatever the name

    Is saddened for sure

    And each soul shares the blame

    For a silence dishonoring the gift of the earth….

    Use your voice and your prayer
    How much power have the people of this planet given to a single company- which certainly can not pay the bill and restore the planet—? And how much power to a president who has such a national ego that his administration is selling out our planet’s future rather ask for international and immediate assistance and expertise?

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  2. Posted by isochroma on May 4, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    What a beautiful leak – twenty thousand barrels of lovely lube a day. I love the oily mass that bulges outwards from a bent pipe. A brown Rorschach blot of the automobile culture. A creamy dreamy brown chocolatey nougat for the wildlife to absorb. Living towels soon to be buried by trowels.

    An endless orgasm of brown to win the King’s crown. The ejaculate of Hell sent by the wind-whipped swell.

    My most fervent hope is that all efforts to stop and mitigate this masterwork are failures. The incontinent flow of hydrocarbons shall continue for the decay of all.

    I would love to see a sea of greasy Devil’s blood flowing into the ocean forever more. The spew that flew right on through.

    Then the World can move on into its next phase, the Dark Phase of death, decline and destruction. Soon, all the works of humans will decay and so too will themselves be brought to the altar of slaughter, to account for their crimes of existence.

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