“We clasp the hands of those that go before us, and the hands of those who come after us… joined in a dance with the larger circle of all creatures, Passing in and out of life, To a music so subtle and  so vast that no ear hears it Except in fragments”.- an abridged quote from Wendell Berry as I continue reflecting on Uncle Jerry’s death.

 I Went to the Goldman Environmental Awards Ceremony last evening thanks to Carolyn Scott, Patchworks fan,board member, good friend and advocate and a woman I really admire for her talent in film making, people connecting, and earth advocating. 

The ceremony took place at the SF. Opera house followed by a reception at City Hall.  Approximately 3000 attended the event honoring 6 individuals from 6 different continents who have created significant change and offer great role models for individual actions against environmental destruction- elephant protection in Thailand, shark protection in Costa Rica, ecosystem rescue in Poland, poor local people protection from rich hunters on Africa’s privately owned safari parks, protection of farmland from huge cattle raising farms in Michigan,  and small farm organic food production to save an economy in Cuba.  Pretty amazing. 

I went to be inspired and given hope and meet others who were doing wonderful things in their communities to make a difference and I was.    Thanks Carolyn for a great evening.  And thanks to the Goldman family for arranging this sparkling event and giving $150,000 to six worthy causes.  On we go through the dance of life. 

Tomorrow:  First thoughts on vegetarianism and food thoughts in general.