Time for a little Big Bend Love.
Maybe its a little more than a little.
The Trans-Pecos Pipeline proposal has been a grave concern to our area and for those interested click here, here, and here.
On our remote mountain top, it is so easy to avoid politics. Avoid the concerns of the surrounding communities, to really disassociate. Down past all my introversion, I have a deep commitment to community. I cannot ignore the foresight of how decisions like pipeline construction will affect the future of our children. My childish part does wish for sweet ignorance, but I was not blessed with blinders. I am horribly nosy, possibly to a fault. I did very little for the campaign. Just some social networking through my website and other networks. In the process I have learned a lot and have been rewarded with so much inspiration.
There have been incredible images and videos that will always stay with me.
Here are the creative blossoms borne from adversity, from the frustrations and fears triggered by the Trans-Pecos Pipeline proposal.
This video is very quiet and straightforward, but I found it to be very powerful and thoughtful. Very successful in sharing the concerns of an individual in a way that is so easy to relate to.
Vicki Gibson is one of the strongest voices and visual artist in the campaign for Big Bend. I am featuring several of her contributions to the campaign below. I also found her blog post on her experience in the campaign to be an invaluable reference source. Her husband Coyne has also been instrumental in Big Bend Conservation Alliance – Not In Our Big Bend.
Proposed Trans Pecos Pipeline SiteProposed area site for Trans Pecos Pipeline on FM 170 heading toward Ruidosa, a 360 degree view beginning looking south towards Mexico-Sierro Alto-FM170 west-Sierra del Chinati-FM170 east. It’s Not A DONE DEAL!!! – Text and video by Roberto Lujan
Posted by Defend Big Bend on Thursday, September 10, 2015
I may be considered a sucker, but her thoughtfulness has won me over and I’m a fan.
I’ll wrap up with one of her videos, just in case you are considering it too . . .
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