Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

20 Tons per Year



Carbon dioxide
We each leave a legacy
Our ecological footprint

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #7: Footprints

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

11 thoughts on “20 Tons per Year

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  2. I really do love this.

    The message, of course.

    But the means, even more.

    Our carbon footprint begins at birth — literally and figuratively.

    I love that the image captures this… that the poem captions it perfectly… that the two provide an axial shift for looking at ourselves as individual agents… of change, or of our own demise.

    Wonderfully done.

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  3. Thank you again. You know I created the footprint with that silly technique of using the side of my hand to make a baby footprint? I just coated the side with an old, crumbled up charcoal art stick I had, then I dotted the toes with my fingers. I wasn’t 100 percent happy with the poem. I wanted it to be simple and nonjudgmental because while I am constantly aware of my impact on the planet, I am by no means perfect and can always do more. I mean we all have make a living. Plus our carbon footprint is divided into two parts, that which is in our direct control and that which is under indirect control. The indirect part is tied up in consumer buying power, contacting our legislators and casting votes.

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  4. I figured as much about the foot. Was going to ask, but thought — what does it matter?

    There is no such thing as a zero footprint existence. Every creature, every organism, every cell has one.

    We have known about our own for centuries. It’s only important now because are feet are too big and we’re trampling the garden in which we grow all our food, throw all our parties, and occasionally just sit back and enjoy the view. 😉

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  5. <chuckle> “OUR feet”. : )

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  6. And the pic’s gorgeous, btw.

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  7. Thank you! For once small hands came in handy ; )

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  8. Small hands came in handy…. I like that! : )

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  9. U have revitalized the phrase “carbon footprint” — thanks!

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  10. You are welcome and thank you!

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