I’ve been on vacation. I tried to take a vacation from the stress and frustration of fighting our new neighbor, the Keystone Development #2 Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine. I discovered that wherever I go, this issue now goes with me. People ask about it, which is an educational opportunity that I won’t pass up. My friends and family probably heard more, and now know more, than they wanted to. I’d like to apologize for that, but I can’t really. I think we should become more conscious of the true costs of our energy consumption.
On the last day of my vacation I went to an amazing dinner at a local restaurant, The Bluegrass Kitchen. They were sponsoring a Haiku event. The above image was mine. My dear daughter read it and said, “Wow, mom, that’s depressing.” She was right. I consciously moved the issue to the back of my mind to enjoy the food, drink and especially, the company of my spouse and out-of-state family.
But it’s never really gone. Every day there is something to do regarding the fight. I can’t apologize for being, honestly, obsessed, by something so important. It’s hard for me to understand why everyone isn’t.