The Real Nature
Yesterday, I attended a meeting to help develop policy
for clean energy development.
There were many types of businessmen in the room.
There were three women too.
There were PV distributors, and PV manufacturers.
There were bio fuel guys, and wind guys.
There were lawyers and utility reps.
There was even a Russian with a new, more efficient method,
for breaking water into hydrogen.
(I told him to call me)
The meeting was held in a research center.
There were doors that would lock you out,
if you wanted to go out to the scenic outside.
Our meeting room had walls that blocked our cell phones,
because the room had once been a secure room.
The development around the area was environmentally rich.
There were trees and walking paths...
There was none of the standard ugliness of the standard western car city.
But, it was a car city.
Perhaps as nice as a car city can be.
I'm sure all of the ratios were good.
But even though the streets were lined with trees,
and there were no Chucky Cheeses in my face,
it was as if, the car city was under a triple coat of makeup,
A little like the mother in Brazil.
But somehow, the real nature of it showed through.
Don't get me wrong,
I credit the developer and the visionary behind the place
with trying to do the right thing.
But often, you can't do the wrong thing
Later in the evening,
I did something I didn't know I've wanted to do for years.
The fake fire place in this lovely home had a remote control.
The host told me that their last fake fireplace even had a remote
that would allow for the control of the size of the flame.
I got to push the button and start the fire.
Then I pushed the button and put the fire out.
It gave some weird surreal sense of control over nature.
And it made me laugh.
But the real nature of it,
made me realize how far we've come,
and how far we have to go.
And now I have to go back there.
If they will let me in.
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