I was in a rush to meet with a friend, having stayed late at work I was running behind. Side-stepping tourists and pan-handlers, I was making good progress.
Stuck by a Don’t Walk signal, my eyes momentarily wandered up. There, in an angry red LED display, was the ever-increasing number of greenhouse gases in our environment.
I took pause. Watching the display was maddening–the numbers were moving up too quickly to process. Someone pushed past me–the walk signal had lit.
Struck with the hypocrisy of what I saw- an ominous warning sign unseen by the honking taxi drivers and busy pedestrians – I felt a deep sadness. A feeling of hopelessness covered me, as well. What will I tell my kids, when they reap the bitter rewards of our poor choices? That I wasn’t warned?