Have you ever looked around and wondered, “Are we destroying ourselves?”
We decided to have lunch at Half Moon Bay the other day, a beautiful beach community on the northern California coast. Sam’s Chowder House is famous (and I do mean FAMOUS) for its lobster rolls. It did not disappoint.
The day was partly cloudy but the sky was blue enough that the water looked like this. We feasted our eyes on the stunning coast setting
There’s something about the lush plants and flowers that grow along the coast. They’re left to their wild selves and seem so unspoiled.
Beach roses waved in the breeze–more of a light wind that a breeze, really. We strolled along for a while breathing in the clean sea air and enjoying the artistry of nature.
Sail boats rocked in the wind, their anchors holding them fast in the cove. It’s beautiful, isn’t it?
Let’s take a closer look:
What a distressing sight. Contaminated? We humans have destroyed this beautiful water so much that we can’t even enjoy it..
Still, a mom was letting her two children swim. We weren’t sure if she couldn’t read or just didn’t think it applied to her. It seemed more like the latter.
The sign was sobering. And not too far away, this:
I wondered if Nature was fighting back. Because there’s always someone stupid enough to ignore this sign and get swept off the rocks. Every year. And just a few feet away:
I wondered if we should be rooting for Mother Nature. It’s not that we want a natural disaster to strike, but maybe it’s the only way Mother Earth can make herself known.
An unnatural disaster. Man-made. If destroying our environment isn’t bad enough, some of us are still destroying ourselves.
Do you ever get the feeling that we’re on a path of self-destruction? That we’re not taking care of our world, of Mother Earth, of ourselves? And that one day, the piper will need to be paid?
What are we to make of all of this?