Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day

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Grove of Aspens trees in Utah, photo by Ryan Smith


Today I give thanks to this giant mass of rock and water that is our only home in the universe. Please remember to be kind to it.

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5 Response to Happy Earth Day

April 22, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Amen! I'm right there with you, Ryan - grateful for this beautiful and only planet of ours...

April 22, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Beautiful photo!

April 22, 2010 at 10:12 AM

Thanks Shalom!

April 25, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Ryan,

Your two short sentences speak to two important truths: 1) Gratitude and 2) Earth is more than "the environment". She is, more specifically, "our home" and we need to be her steadfast stewards.

April 26, 2010 at 6:51 AM

George, she is indeed our home. I often think of her as what Marshall McLuhan described as "spaceship earth." If you've ever enjoyed a sci-fi novel or movie this analogy makes great sense. All of us, and I mean all of Earth's inhabitants are flying through the universe together. We have to act like a crew and tend to our ship. It's the only one we have and our only chance of surviving the great unknown.

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