I actually had doubts today because it was cloudy and hazy, but I visited a place which isn't compatible with doubt ...
I've been following these baby ospreys since they weren't even eggs, back when their parents were building their nests, and now they are flying. I spent some time watching them and they are wonderful. Ospreys are amazing birds.
In addition, there are dolphins, snowy egrets, pelicans and Nature.
Have you read the latest issue of National Geographic?
Read the following but only if you are in a good mood:
9,000,000,000 humans and not enough to eat. If its sounds like the apocalypse it probably will feel like the apocalypse, too. Humankind faces an entire set of global problems which fall into two categories 1). Problems that humankind cannot solve, and 2). Problems humankind will fail to solve.
Humankind is the worst sort of tragedy. I've dealt with plenty of unhappy humans recently and it is quite evident that humans aren't handling existence very well. It is easy enough to tell, too: Observe the mess that humans have made of the Earth, observe the oceans rising, observe all of the drug use and desperate people clinging to the empty promises of religion, observe all of the consumerism and SUVs, observe all of the anger, stress and violence everywhere.
Humans really need to solve all of these problems, quick. Humankind is running out of time. The illusion that humans control humankind's destiny will end in the 21st century. The delusion that humans dominate the Earth will also end in the 21st century.
Future generations are going to inherit a depleted, nearly destroyed and increasingly inhospitable planet from us ...
Yet we worry about the economy and insist upon a return to growth. God help us all.