We live on this beautiful planet Earth. Too often we pay no attention to that fact.
And the Earth is paying a price. Because the Earth is paying a price. The bigger price the Earth pays, the less she can support us.
It’s that simple. We must say Peace to the Earth. And act on it. The Earth is our Mother. We must love her as such.
Because if we’re not concerned with this relationship, we limit our ability to build Peace. It’s an issue of Justice: the most deeply impacted are the most marginalized and poor. It’s an issue of bounty: She must be healthy to feed us well. It’s an issue of quality of Life: we need clean air and water and soil. It’s an issue of Beauty: Nature moves us with her outrageous Beauty. It’s an issue of Peace. Our issue of Peace.
In the last three days we’ve gotten 1 3/4″ of rain. When you’re down by almost 10 inches, that’s a huge blessing. The earth is so thirsty.
There’s more due this evening — Just a little. Just a chance. But perhaps.
And there are rainy day activities to undertake. Reading in bed in the morning is one. And changing out the Summer clothes for those more appropriate to the chill. I’m not entirely happy the warm weather is gone… but everyone had closed their pools anyway. Nothing left to do but join the gym and start the early morning swimming. Which I did.
But the Earth rejoices and we rejoice with her. Blessed be the Autumn rains. Blessed be the Peace they bring.
I don’t really know what a kangaroo is doing hanging in a tote bag on a doorknob in Central Pa. But here zi is (since we don’t know zirs gender!).
But zi certainly is a love.
Dagny was out at music the other day and all these pics of this lil guy. oooh. She was feeding zir. She and my friend Donna had a long conversation about the Anatomy and Physiology of a kangaroo. (Why yes, I do know the most interesting people!)
But it just made me think. We need to be caring for the littles. Whoever they are. Wherever they are. Let us care for the earth and all the creatures.
That way lies Peace. (and if thee is lucky there will be sqooshy faced babies to hold and feed.)