E Tū day 62

Under the tree

Kia ora, Rick here on the third day of my hunger strike.  I’ve enjoyed the camaraderie and quality of support these past few days as I’ve taken the Vigil seat at parliament.  Thank you to everyone that’s been involved.  My thanks to Rachel who came and supported me today.   I loved her quip “that place they call the Beehive is more like a wasp’s nest!” 

Every evening I allow myself one half a teaspoon of honey (10 calories!).  A honey bee creates about one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime, I understand.     Thank you to the honey bees.

My fast is going pretty smoothly so far – a little headachy the first two days and I’ve been sleeping a lot but my energy feels good.  I feel fortunate to be able to take these weeks off work to make the strongest statement I can.  In solidarity with threatened species, with human life in many parts of the globe who are being and will continue to be devastated by climate chaos.  Bearing witness to the destruction and standing against it the best I can.  I’ll post regularly though perhaps more briefly.  Ngā mihi mahana, Rick

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