May 23, 2017

One Love, One Ocean

Torn favorite t-shirt
Oh no! Does my husband's recently ripped Jimmy Buffett shirt reflect offshore drilling's threat to our Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Bay beaches? I'm afraid so as more public--and Presidential--support appears for renewed oil and gas exploration.

The sale of Jimmy's no-longer-available "One Love One Ocean" t-shirt followed the oil spills along the Gulf Coast a few years ago. Proceeds from the sale helped fund the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Just realized that this photo also invokes "For Whom the Bell Tolls," John Donne's famous poem:
No man is an island,
Entire of itself. . .
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
2017 Jimmy Buffett Virginia Beach concert

I'm hoping that Jimmy follows up his recent Virginia Beach concert with the release of another shirt for those of who love his annual concerts here as well as hope to enjoy our beaches for generations.

We definitely need "Changes in Attitudes."