I don’t know where to start… I know I have been really bad about blogging since I got home… You could say between catching up with sleep, catching up with friends and family, the holidays, and trying to adjust back into (or start a new) normal routine has made it so I either can’t blog, or I couldn’t yet find the words too. But some friends of ours told me to stop trying to come up with the words to describe how you are feeling, and to just see what comes out.
So about three weeks ago I landed in the Seattle area, back from Japan… back from the blood shed… and back from the people who became some very dear friends of mine. But seeing my friends and family again was wonderful. Even though I am far away from the people who I built a powerful bond with, I am home with my friends and family that I missed so much!
I can’t say that the transition has been easy, especially with all the holiday madness. I was not in the holiday spirit for a while. But having dinner with my family and opening presents was much needed! Just to enjoy each others company 🙂 I’ve been very short tempered lately, don’t like it, but I guess I’m frustrated with not being there anymore. I still feel like I abandoned them. I am frustrated that I don’t have the adventure, that I’m not meeting all the people who are going to the Cove anymore. But when I was there I was frustrated with being faraway from my mom and sister… and I sometimes wouldn’t talk to my best friends for a week cause of the time difference. I just wish I could clone myself so I can stay and do school but be there and helping end this on the front lines too!
But my mom said something when I got home… she told me that I need to be home right now and get through highschool/beginning college so that I am prepared to go back to fight and so that I am ready to fight other things too. 🙂 So that’s how I’m choosing to look at this, just getting ready to cause a whole lot more chaos and work to end some really horrible things.
I have done one interview since I have been home. I think it’s pretty incredible that the independent news stations are the ones that have picked us up and done more for the dolphins in terms of media. I’m talking about here in the U.S I know there have been many others that have done articles about the dolphins in other countries. T R U T H O U T picked up my blog and My Edmonds News just did their second interview with us (The link to the interview). It hasn’t been the really big famous news stations that have done much… they are too controlled I think. If only our corporate media was not controlled. I think that things like the oil spill wouldn’t have just disappeared from the news? It used to be all a lot of people were thinking about (at least in my world of environmental hippies haha)… and now I sometimes feel like it never happened. Because you don’t hear about it anymore. It’s too easy to forget things.
I am drafting a letter to send to some editors about a book!!! So that is all the news I really have on the whole book thing.
So glad to hear about day number 8 with no dolphins! EEE
Far fast and deep,
Elora Malama West