The crossroads sign can stop us and send us down a sunny dirt road and sometimes it’s just that. Occasionally a deer or moose can come out of no where and smack. It’s even possible for a tornado to pick up your vehicle. Sometimes the road literally falls away.
Have you ever come to a particular second in your life when you knew you were at a crossroads? Turn left and walk away. Turn right and hit it or be inspired by it or totally bowled over as opportunities can have both positive and negative “rewards’. That moment when you get to choose how you move forward and face whatever is on the road to ahead.
As individuals we face these moments a lot in our life and sometimes we don’t even have time to react before we are moving again. Occasionally there is that little hitch that gives you pause as you contemplate what the next step is. And sometimes things just explode and you just hang on to the rollercoaster for all you have.
As a society facing Covid we need to think about our both our actions and inactions. That mask might just protect someone who is immunocompromised or a little one who can’t be vaccinated. That double needle in your own arm can mean you are due for some “normal”.
As a Canadian nation we’ve reached a crossroads where steps need to be taken in the 94 TRC recommendations. Not lip service but actual actions and funding. I continue to follow along on the 94 in 94 and so many of them are at the government level. Being represented by a back bencher in the opposition party means my letters will have less impact than I would wish I did notice how wild fires and the political turmoil has made the graveyard mapping and the ever increasing number of graves take a back seat? The last I saw the number was well over 1000. What a sad take that is. We need to sit at the crossroads and think about what steps we, as citizens, can take.
Worldwide citizens, rich and third world countries alike, need to pressure their governments to make some serious changes to help deal with the climate change crisis. Yes all the little actions help but the big players counter our actions so then it feels like nothing changes. It’s the same conversation each year and it makes me wonder what will it be like in 60 years when my wee little tyke is 62. A blogger I’ve learnt lots from is Jane and here is her take on Cigarettes, big oil, and the power of corporate interests.
We each need to make choices we can live with. I guess that’s the bottom line. Maybe you’ve experience with that line moving or perhaps a pivotal moment that stands out in your life? If you feel you can please share. It might become a survival skill for someone else.
As an interesting aside most everyone who commented picked climate change as the crossroads they addressed in their thoughts.