Saturday, March 24, 2007

Energy and Poetry

Fellow blogger kavips went to the movies and returned with a vivid metaphor for the energy choices we face:
But against such invincible odds, this small band of men chose to fight, and took the necessary action, even though outnumbered 10,000 to one, against the greatest army ever to land upon Grecian shores. Through strategic planning and personal courage, they stood fast against the onslaught and in doing so, changed the course of history.
Now we too stand at a crossroads of civilization, where our choices and bravery will lead to great consequences. The nemesis we face, however, is one we have brought upon ourselves.
He waxes poetic on the wind and the survival of civilization:
Only a fresh puff of wind can break this downward trend. Blue Water’s generation plan can give us, this army outside your tent awaiting your decision, the extra economic lift it needs to face down the multitude of obstacles arrayed before us.
Be known, that as you confer in your tent that is flapping in the stiff breeze, and ponder the subtle strategies arrayed upon the ground before you, that you have an loyal army of public opinion, over ninety percent, ready to take on any hardship, attack any risk, and march forward into any battle with you arm in arm, should you decide to lead us to renewable energy. We do it willingly, not for glory, not for honor, not for personal aggrandizement, but because we are truly in awe of the immense and profoundly global consequence that our small state’s actions may impart upon the future of all civilization.
As for waxing poetic, an anonymous reader offered this haiku over at Delawareliberal this week:
wind blowing salt mist
across slowly turning blades
a student reads ashore
It's gratifying to see so much thoughtful comment being generated on Delaware's energy future. Thank you all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being considered a "fellow" blogger by one who writes so well, is probably one of the nicest things ever said to me. It may smack a little of hyperbole on your part, but even at that, it is nice.

5:01 AM, March 27, 2007  

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