By Rachel Monique Maskell
Well, we made it. We’re into the Roaring 20s...or so they say. I think it might be too early to determine but so far it’s off to a good start. How about you?
I’m currently in Morro Bay, sitting in my car staring out at the seals and Morro Rock. It’s beautiful and calm. It’s a place I haven’t been in 20 years after I graduated from CalPoly. It’s been a whirlwind of adventures since so it feels a bit strange and nostalgic to be back. I lived in San Luis Obispo but would come out here with friends and surf or hike or ride bikes. A time in my life where I had time.
And even after all this time there are still shops that exist, restaurants that have become institutions, and a culture that relies on the ocean to sustain them. Let’s pray that it still can.
Watching all the sea life float by I am reminded of the delicate balance of the ecosystems around us. The codependency of each creature to another, no matter how insignificant it may seem to us. It’s why even the smallest changes we make to preserve our environment can have a profound effect on saving the wildlife around us.
I’m comforted by the familiarity that exists here. As I write I realize that change is a paradox. Constantly in motion and standing still. A need to be proactive and sometimes stepping back. We may not be the directors of all the cycles of life but we can choose how we want to exist in them and the legacy we leave.
Here’s to a more beautiful world in 2020.
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