Out of the mouths of babes is an old saying, but so true .. you never know what they are going to come up with next. Recently, while standing on the bridge watching the oil flow down the river, a little girl who looked about 4 years old, held her mother's hand and asked her a question. "Mommy..how do the ducks survive in that black stuff?". The mother stood there silent watching the water flow. She finally said " There are people here who are taking good care of them and cleaning them all up." The little girl, without a pause said, " Well I guess those are the ducks guardian angels." I had to smile to myself, those animals really did need a lot of angels to get through what they are dealing with now, as do so many animals in the gulf states. Seeing the oil or crude
first hand and smelling it personally puts a whole new light on the whole problem of pollution in our country. What it takes to clean it and how long a process it is?
How many people are involved and how many are displaced and affected by it?
One of the towns affected here has over 50 families put up in a hotel, for how long, we don't really know. Long term affects on their property we don't know either.
It's a sad thing that is for sure. They will call for more investigating to know why things happened and what they can do to stop it in the future.
LIFE will go on, rivers will flow and sooner or later it will be
"yesterday's news". People will say..remember when..hopefully by then all the
"guardian angels" will have cleaned up the messes and our environment will be
a semblance of what it used to be.
~~And so it goes on~~~