After our team hike through the forests surrounding le Montenvers we spent some time contemplating the extraordinary mountain-scape of le Mer de Glace.
We asked our silent questions to Nature and this is what we heard.
I feel sad as we could destroy something this big
The environment says to me…
“Stop, stop time, STOP!
Mankind, look after us, Feed us, Love us
Not slaughter my only way of living for your own good
I sit, lie, and stand, soaking, filtering the dusty clouds above from the giant’s mouth
We try and overcome the beauty that you are ruining
Bit no, it’s not enough
You melt us with your deadly jokes and tricks
yet you will regret the damage you do
If only you felt the way we do, every second, minute, hour, day
Maybe you would stop
But you can’t live without us
So when we’re gone you will be too
Because I am the environment
and you are too – ed
I can see such beauty in front of me, yet I am disappointed to see the life of the mountain die and I haven’t done anything to help
As you glace up then down the mountain you can see the years going by, although in fast forward
The planet will be OooooooKaaaaaay
It’s us that’s up the creek
We need to act fat,
To become more green;
Otherwise our finite resources shall run out,
And global warming shall overtake us
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I am so happy to be able to feel so free and behold such beauty, feel so peaceful just sitting here listening to all of nature’s noise. I feel ashamed that my every move can effect such wonder.
The mountain says…
I am bigger, grander than you, but you are part of me!
You think I am awesome, but you too are as wonderful and unique as me!
There is a beauty that goes beyond our imagination.
I hear the water gush down the mountainside and hear the cry of the earth.
Who will respond?
Looking at the glacier I was amazed by how much of the ice has disappeared because of what we humans have done. It made me sad.
The glacier was so beautiful it is only now that I realise that everyday habits are destroying such beauty.
I can see the water falling off the mountain, which makes me think that the mountain is crying of the pollution
I was amazed how the mountains are so much higher than the clouds
Its depressing that such small group of people can destroy so much
The sights were immaculate but its a shame that a small group of people can destroy such a HUGE world
I am in total awe of the glacier but want to do more to save it.
Words cannot describe the beauty and wonder I am seeing now. As I am part of the human race, I now feel obliged to help; help keep these stunning views alive. It is my job and everybody else’s to begin to stop what harmful things we are doing to the environment.
The water ripples in my ears. As I see more and more ice is leaving. I saw the human planet walking around beside me in this stunning noise and view.
The stunning views of the mountains took me by surprise to see how special they really are.
The mountain says to me; help me you are destroying me, hunting me. It will only hunt you.
As I look over the stunning, immense ice glacier, I feel amazed and touched because of the natural beauty. I think about what I can change as I see the shocking effects of global warming. Also I think about lucky I am to live in this special world
I ask the environment what I can do to make things better.
All around me I can only hear the sound of man
Now I hear the voices of the children,
And I feel hope.