I've always been fascinated by technology, but I also love the the natural world. I'll hike in the mountains several times a year, but I also take pictures with my phone. Like many of my generation, I'm rarely without my phone. Technology is a necessary part of our lives, but the process of making that technology impacts our environment.
It's these thoughts that fueled the story of The Progenitor Chronicles. The planet of Xardenora is a world I long to live in. Hover vehicles travel down roads that carry them through modernized Tolkien styled tree houses. Fuel sources are regularly replenished and recycled by the molecules around them like in Star Trek. The caretakers of the world live in harmony with their environment like in Avatar. But these caretakers don't stop with their own home, they assist other planets as well.
The people of the Six Systems not only have the technology, they have the magic too. Their abilities to manipulate the environment is fueled through their connection and understanding of the elements around them. They are able to feel each molecule down to their basic components, rearrange them, and correct any deficiencies.
We may not have those powers, but we do have some power to help our environment.
Blaming each other is a waste of time.
The only thing that matters is changing what's wrong.
— Deadly Ransom, Captain Planet
Can there be balance?
Star Trek comes to mind when I think of their ability to control weather. They created habitable planets, traveled the stars, and managed to figure out how to balance their environment with their technology. Because of this little TV show, I know I am not alone desiring balance.
While making a change will not happen over night, it will happen if we all stand together to make small changes in our everyday life. A small rock in a large pond creates a few ripples, but many large rocks will fill the pond. If we have the desire, we can make that change.
The feeling that one person can't make a difference is the greatest obstacle of all.
— Rain of Terror, Captain Planet
What can we do?
Let us all educate ourselves. Make those small changes in our everyday lives; recycle our trash, find alternative resources, and be open to change.
Encourage our business' to innovate safer manufacturing and mining processes so we can all breathe a little better.
Volunteer to clean up our water ways or at least contribute to a worthy organization that can help.
Inspire the next generations to dream of technology that can better our world. Encourage the young ones to read books or watch movies with fantastic technologies that show us how to live in balance with our home. After all, the technologies of yesterday's Star Trek are becoming the realities of our everyday life.
To save the planet, we need to work together – and share.
— The Conqueror, Captain Planet
I believe that someday we will have that balance. So in the mean time, I'll do my best to keep my home planet clean. I may not be perfect, but I'll try. I will continue to dream of worlds that have already figured it all out. Hopefully, I'll help our planet one word at a time.
Sara Wright is the author of The Progenitor Chronicles, a science fantasy series that follows a girl with the power of the stars and a desire for peace and balance. You can purchase a copy of her stories and more by clicking the button below.
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Time Crystal by Sara Wright
The Progenitor Chronicles
Time Crystals are forbidden for a reason, but King Oren must use one to save a civilization.
King Oren’s only goal was to be a peaceful caretaker of the galaxy. But when a girl falls through a portal into his courtyard clutching a forbidden Time Crystal, his life changes.
With a cataclysmic event imminent, he must lead a group from his home system to the opposite side of the galaxy. Everyone looks to their seemingly immortal race for aid, but even with their elemental powers, they are far from perfect.
Armed with the Time Crystal, they seek to stop an exploding star from decimating an entire population. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to use the crystal. Even worse, he might die trying.
Will King Oren stop the star from exploding? Or will time unravel?
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