Maybe after all this is over people will think before they act.
Maybe they will think about how their daily actions impact their fellow humans, wildlife, and the life-giving environment that supports us all.
Maybe they will put the planet, people, and nature, before profit.
Maybe they will think before they toss litter on the ground, in the water, or in the air.
Maybe they will pick up the litter of others.
Maybe they will choose cleaner options for their energy and transportation systems.
Maybe they will be nicer to others.
Maybe they will accept the differences of others and welcome infinite diversity in infinite combinations.
Maybe they will drop the self-imposed imaginary division found only on maps and within their minds and start working together with each other.
Maybe they will develop better cleanliness habits.
Maybe they will stop shaking the hands of strangers.
Maybe they will wear masks in public when they have a cough/cold/sickness – better yet maybe they will stay home when they are sick.
Maybe they will share resources rather than selfishly hoarding them.
Maybe they will plant vegetable gardens and fruit orchards.
Maybe they will help each other just because it is the right thing to do.
Maybe they will stop arguing and fighting over petty little irritations, problems, and differences… irritations, problems, and differences that do not seem so bad right now.
Maybe they will stop blaming others for all the problems in the world and accept responsibility because we are all in this together.
Maybe they will seek and find the beauty and wonder of nature and of humanity all around us.
Maybe they will sing, dance, play music, live, laugh, and love.
Maybe they will spend more quality time with those they love and maybe they will love and cherish that time as time well spent.
Maybe, after drinking cleaner water, breathing cleaner air, seeing the blue sky, distant mountains, and the Milky Way for the first time – maybe they will wise up, wake up, and understand that our short term careless actions have long term consequences that harm us all.
Maybe after seeing their friends and loved ones suffering and passing away because they ignored the warnings of the health and science experts, maybe then they will listen to and trust those experts, follow their recommendations, and wash hands, wear PPE’s, and stay home when the experts tell them to do so.
Only time will tell.
No matter what happens to the human species – life, the universe, and everything will go on.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ” – The Lorax
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” -John Lennon
Do only good things.