YOU HAVE STOLEN MY DREAMS
Every December 21st Oswald, gentleman rabbit marked the Winter Solstice with a wondrous party. Once a year rabbits, big and small joined Oswald for the celebration Rabbits are custodians and caretakers of all things growing. This year the Friday Solstice celebration was cancelled. Instead millions of rabbits world wide joined protests demanding emergency action on climate change.
Oswald watched and listened to the words of a child addressing world leaders.
“You are still not mature enough to tell it like it is – you are failing us. ” she said. ” How dare you – you have stolen my dreams and my childhood.”
“It has come this.” he thought. “A child has the maturity and understanding they lack. No country can claim to be doing their part. No country can claim to be” the greatest” if they refuse to recognize the danger facing our world. There will be no future for anyone.”
Outside his burrow, Oswald, gentleman rabbit, quietly waited. Then from the branch of the tallest tree a single bird sang. The tiny bird sang of peace, compassion and understanding. One by one from surrounding trees birds joined in song. Louder and louder a song swooping, soaring climbing higher and higher until the very earth vibrated with its magnificence.
“Is anyone listening?” whispered Oswald. “Does anyone care?”