“We are at a crossroads as humans. One path leads us to you. I deeply hope that is the path we take.”
Dear great, great grandchildren,
As you look back on my generation, I hope you are thanking us. I hope we are remembered as having come to the brink of disaster, but turned back just in time to leave this planet in a better place for our children, for our children’s children, for you.
If you are looking back with thanks and pride, it will mean that we’ve done the right thing. We have pulled back from the corporate greed and over consumption that characterized my generation and the generation before. We have said “no” to lining the pockets of a few and done what is best for the incredible diversity of people, animals, and plants across the planet.
But if you are looking back at my generation and saying, “How could you do this to us?” – if the reality you are living in is so much worse than I can ever imagine, then all I can say is, “I’m sorry.” I’m sorry that we failed you. I’m sorry that we were too selfish, that we weren’t strong enough to fight the powers that profit from the devastation of the planet, that we weren’t thinking hard enough about you.
We are at a crossroads as humans. One path leads us to you. I deeply hope that is the path we take.
All my love,
Your Great-great grandma