Many of us are aware of what is going on with the lagoon and feel helpless, and inefficient. We all have ideas how we could help, but individual voices disappear in the crowd. Let us think why it is so hard to come together and join our forces, and why the pollution of the lagoon is an insignificant problem to many. If you feel the need to express yourself, if you would like to protect the stromatolites, if you feel guilty or angry, because you just learnt you swim in a sewage. You live on the other side of the world and have never even seen Bacalar, but you feel like you were losing it. Write a letter and address it to the lagoon. I invited seven writers, travellers and artists who already wrote their letters. Join us and tell us what your motivation, feelings and thoughts are.
- Cally Yu (born 1968 in Hong Kong), a HK based Chinese writer and critic, concerned about public space, aging issues and the nature preservation. She published 4 short stories books, 2 theater texts and various critics and poems in newspapers since 1997.
致(計劃去) 墨西哥巴卡拉爾 Bacalar 七彩湖的遊客:
(www.lagunabacalar.net , and interviews with scientists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fe4f26W5Fo&t=18s&fbclid=IwAR1TxHp291Kmw)
謝謝你閱畢此信，行動就在當下。你也可以在FB 的專頁(FB: Bacalar / La Voz De La Laguna )留言和寫你的信，分享看法，願更多人不單消費，也在愛惜環境。
A letter to tourists (and going to be) in Laguna de Bacalar ,
hi there, wish you going to have a nice trip in Bacalar, I am a writer based in Hong Kong , always amazed by the nature and would like to share a very important message from the Laguna. Please take few minuse to focus your mind and listen, listen carefully what the Lake tells you.
You may soon hear some cries from the shallow water, from the blue-green algae, from the stromatolites. Yes, those beautiful living fossile, much much older than human being, which can resist extreme tides , strong storms and invasive weathering, but not us. We are now killing them day by day. Our rubbbish, our sewages, our carelessness are destroying them massively in only few years. They use billion years to show us how to build up life in layers and layers with the sun’s energy. Now, we simply cut them off and disconnect ourselves with history in a short holiday. It is they producing oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis which make the ozone layer possible to protect the Earth from harmful cosmic rays.Stromatolites are our living teacher about life and can only be found in certain parts of the world.
Sincerely suggest you not to detroy the rocks, the sea, the environment by pollution and any careless activities. We may have thousand of reasons to come to the nature but there is only one way to susbstain them: Be humble to aware their presence, they are our friends ,teachers and oxgyen producers. If we destroy the ecoystem , we are killing ourselves.
Plese take action at once. Stop any pollution. There are many information on line,(www.lagunabacalar.net , and interviews with scientists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fe4f26W5Fo&t=18s&fbclid=IwAR1TxHp291Kmw)
you can simply double check all the facts and let more people to know about it. Please stop any pollution. Hope that it is not ture: “Tourists are terrorists”. (http://www.unes-co.cz/en/research-and-development/tourists-are-terrorists/)
We also invite you to write your letter in( FB: Bacalar / La Voz De La Laguna ) to draw more attention from people around the world to let government and police maker aware about the issues. Kindly spread around the news and information.