Title: As above, so below
created on 24 Aug 19

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1. chelydra wrote:
 As we reap, so shall we sow.
2. chelydra wrote:
 Yesterday I was invited to a gallery opening, for a George Booth show, the last of the great New Yorker cartoonists. I'm too far away, but I passed it on to an old friend who loved both Booth and his cartoons...
3. chelydra wrote:
 She had once seen an intrguing-looking older man on the other side of a Penn Station rush hour mob. He was a dead ringer for Alexandr Solzhenitzen, but friendlier-looking...
4. chelydra wrote:
 Lo and behold, he was heading towards her train! She sat down in the seat facing his, and they got to chatting. She was amazed to discover this was her favorite cartoonist.
5. chelydra wrote:
 They didn't stay in touch, but meeting him added an extra dimension to her appreciation of his work. When I met him years later at a cartoonists' picnic, I was no less impressed by his presence. Like an Old Testament prophet, but with a wry sense of humor
6. chelydra wrote:
 I'd almost forgotten why I was reminiscing about Booth, but now Old Testament prophecies remind of what I was trying to avoid.
7. chelydra wrote:
 The response to the invitation I'd forwarded to my fellow Booth-fan was not what I'd had in mind.
8. chelydra wrote:
 Oh, V--. It is really hard now. With the plankton dying in the oceans because of micro plastics, with the Amazon burning, it is.... impossible. Thankfully, one Koch brother is dead. ..."
9. chelydra wrote:
 ..."But his damage is done, and look at all the other bastards that have to be knocked out. And how can it be that everyone doesn't see it? It is... hard to live -- every day feels like the precious last..... But at least Greenland offered to buy the Unit
10. chelydra wrote:
 ..ted States......" Since I maintain a semblance of sanity by paying little or no attention to news stories (not those we all saw coming fifty years ago) I was miffed...
11. chelydra wrote:
 What can't she just compartmentalize her mind enough to enjoy life regardless? Everyone knows these are the Last Days, and it's our fault not God's. But set it aside —
12. chelydra wrote:
 â€”well, writing that was my first impulse. But instead, I had a look at the news I'd been ignoring...
13. chelydra wrote:
 So that's the Amazon rainforest devoured by flames, while down underwater the plankton are munching on microplastics.
14. chelydra wrote:
 As above, so below As we reap, so shall we sow.
15. chelydra wrote:
 (The forest fires are way off on the horizon, whereas the microscopic plankton and teensy-weeny plastic particles are seen up close.
16. chelydra wrote:
 )
17. AFSOUTH wrote:
  Outstanding and well done representation!
18. hjjr wrote:
 it’s all too much for me to bear... too many of us on the planet



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