World leaders from more than 190 countries have convened in Paris for the long-awaited United Nations Climate Change Conference. Will the governments of the world finally pass a binding global treaty aimed at reducing the most dangerous impacts of global warming … or will they fail in this task?

Letters to the Future, a national project involving more than 40 alternative weeklies across the United States, set out to find authors, artists, scientists and others willing to get creative and draft letters to future generations of their own families, predicting the success or failure of the Paris talks—and what came after.

Some participants were optimistic about what is to come—some not so much. We hereby present some of their visions of the future — one per day during the talks. See more at

Carol Maillard

My Blessings

My blessings to future generations.

To life.

In all forms.

Each soul a pulsation of the One Great Ocean of Love that is All That Is.

Be grateful

For health and breath

For earth trees natural life

living in the world of heavenly material and spiritual beauty.

Be Grateful.

For air, sun, sea and land

Stay ever grateful.

Be mindful of how you step on the sweet ever changing rumbling deep Earth.

And Move.

Move in harmony

With eyes and heart wide alive

filled with the music of lovely love.

Give your all to uplift the planet. Stay vigilant

Be a blessing.

Be Grateful.

Live and give respect to all and everything in creation.

What an amazing abundant glorious and energized gift of Love we live inside.

Earth. Sea. Sky. We all, each and every thing—a holy drop of the


And that is All That Is—

Is what fuels everything to LIVE breathe and have Being.


Give Love

Live Love


Is All That Is

Is Love

Maillard is a member of the Grammy Award-winning troupe Sweet Honey in the Rock, an all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble.


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