The ocean calls you to contemplate your own existence. To consider the fragility of life and the precious impermanence of all things. It’s okay. You’ll be okay. Take a deep breath and look out on those lapping, steely blues. Maybe what you need will arrive with the rising tide.
Carrying the Spark
The words you hear in this piece are adapted from Danielle’s blog, The Cautious Optimist, along with other excerpts of her writings. In it, with great care and tenderness, she challenges us: What will you do with the time you have here?
Text: Danielle Moore, edited by Joanna Bull
Sound: Stewart Legere
Voices: Joanna Bull, Kaitlin Burek, Ruth Gamberg, Gabrielle Mills, Anika Riopel, Mary Stone and Kailyn Hanke.
Many thanks to Joanna Brenchley and Kelsey Lane for their invaluable support.
Danielle Moore lived her life full of hope and believed in creating great change for a more just and environmentally sustainable planet. In her 24 years, she touched the lives of countless people across Canada and around the world. She was a courageous leader, champion for justice, beloved friend, eager learner and teacher, and an environmental activist always keen to carry the hard work of sustainability forward. What’s more, she brought authentic joy and enthusiasm to all that she did, and made people feel at ease and cared for in her presence.
Tragically, Danielle’s life was cut short on March 10th, 2019, when flight ET302 crashed in Ethiopia – Danielle was on her way to represent Canada at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya.
We created this piece in honour of Danielle’s legacy – the incredible impact she had during her life, and the many ways in which her beautiful spirit is being carried forward by those who knew and loved her. She embodied the essence of courage, and hope, and life, and energy, and light, and tenderness, and playfulness, and jump-in-with-two-feet-ness, that we all so deeply need right now as we rise to the challenges of this incredible and devastating moment in Earth’s history.
Let us know:
What will you do with the time you have here?