I have been having to learn how to cope with overcoming chaos of late, due to part of my family’s neglect and active destruction of the cottages I renovated for many years. I believe it is symbolic  of the degeneration of this area.

Homelessness and drug use has become very common. It seems worse here than many other places given the hopelessness many feel  due to enormous rises in the cost of rent as well as everything else.

"The Devil's Lair," watercolor and ink on paper by Bea Garth, copyright Oct 2017
“The Devil’s Lair,” watercolor and ink on paper by Bea Garth, copyright Oct 2017

Normal everyday people now live in their cars or in homeless camps, or live off the generosity of their friends.  High tech people flock here from all corners of the world while service people are being forced out due to rising rents. Even the police can’t afford to live here any more, which makes keeping the peace even more dicey.

This rapidly decaying situation seems symbolic of the erosion of the planet. We badly need to take a stand to care for each other and stop this needless destruction by doing what we can wherever we are.

The beast seems overwhelming, and in many respects is. However we are not helpless if we reach out to each other and reconnect with our inner spirit. Spirit is larger in my opinion than any destructive force, no matter how dire it seems.

 

Comments

    • beagarth says:

      Thanks Vicki! I am getting help fortunately, I know I am not the only one facing such issues. We all have to decide which side we want to be on. My friend Graeme Jones wrote an article some years ago saying the center can no longer hold. This now seems more true than ever.

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