Yep, mum. I'm gonna help save the world.
Not sure how I'm gonna do it yet, but I know it's gonna happen.
Even if it's just a tiny little bit of it that I save...that bit will be something and I'll tell you about it.....just to bring back your faith that it's possible....
A tiny bit of earth preserved....or an ancient story that needed telling.....or taking children out into the rain to feel it's wetness against their skin...
Or office workers out of their boxes - shoes off let's walk around the park.......
"Wow, I never noticed how beautiful that tree is!' says the man as he sits on the park bench sliding his work shoes off then squiggling and stretching his toes in the air.
We start to walk a bit...
-It's amazing isn't it? Loses it's leaves each year over winter, but look at it now! The blossoms, so bright! Apparently the council wants to cut it down in a month or so because it costs too much to sweep up the 'mess', of the flowers as they fall to the ground.....-
'Really? What a shame!,' says the man in the suit, his bare feet enjoying the feel of the soft grass beneath them.
-Yep. In fact this whole park is due for development next year...I guess that's the real reason why they see it as fine for the tree to go...-
His feet are feeling a bit hot now as his temperature rises in anger.
"But that's my view from my office window! I love looking down at the greenery. Inspires me to keep getting through the day...finish one more report...you know what I mean?'
-I do know what you mean. Completely understand it...-
"And these lunchtime barefoot walks I've been going on in this park have helped my whole body feel better. I feel energised after my lunch break now, instead of being all caffinated up and working on adrenalin!"
-Yep. I know. Barefoot walking is amazing like that and it's so exciting that you're feeling its benefits.
And about the development...there's a petition going around and a rally being organised soon...would you be interested in participating? Or making a small contribution to help the organisers run it?-
etc. etc. etc....I'm sure you can see where this story is going...
The man has felt his environment to the point where he cares for it.... loves it, in fact and sees how he needs it in life. So he helps with the saving of it...and the green space remains and the blossom tree thrives and that bit of earth gets saved.
Gotta feel it, to love it, to help it.
I don't think that's impossible, mum.