The Thaw: Fighting Climate Change In Louisville – Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO Weekly)

by | Jun 22, 2022 | Climate Change

I had no idea we were making a life raft when we formed a small songwriting group in early March 2020. We met once in person and then the meetings went to screens, writing a song per week based on prompts we came up with together. We started the group not knowing the essential part it would play supporting our mental health during all that would happen in that first year. We processed the grief and isolation and political despair. We found something to make from the shattering pieces. Where lockdown took the wind from our sails, there seemed to be magic in asking something of each other. 
I had to leave the group when my morning sickness made it impossible to Zoom. I had a child; my first. I didn’t know that I would be a mother in this life. After the soft opening of the world, our group dissolved, everyone returning to their various circles and realms. I soaked up the smells and sounds of my newborn, completely immersed in the raw nerves, hers and mine. 
Then the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report came in saying it was almost too late. This was a crisis we could foresee, but if we got to the “wall” there would be no chance to give our children the world as we knew …

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