How does one "unsee" something? How do you get an image out of your mind? I can hardly type this without crying.
The oil is taking it's toll on the brown pelicans (the State bird of Louisiana). There are dead ones "floating" in a sea of oil. There was a clip of one barely alive, COVERED IN OIL SLUDGE, slowly blinking it's eyes and not being able to so much as move a feather. I hope that when they were done filming they put him out of his misery. These pelicans just came off the endangered list not too long ago.
These images are BURNED into my mind. I will see it the rest of the day and through the night, and for days to come. While I have known this is the reality of what is going on with this oil well, I have managed not to see these scenes.
Now, it is all I see even with my eyes closed.
Our New Normal
4 weeks ago