this earth


What a glorious sunny day yesterday, with more ahead! Despite my cold, I was drawn outdoors to check the amazing growth in just a week. Everything is green and lush, the tulips are glowing in their riotous colours, the prune plum tree is smothered in blossoms, the white camellia flowers are the size of my hand, the magestic magnolias are still gorgeous even with scattering petals on the ground, the perky little forget-me-nots are opening, and some azaleas and rhododendrons are showing their colours. All seems well in this little spot on earth.

As I’m admiring spring’s profusion and taking lots of photos, I’m thinking about our very early ancestors who blessed the earth every spring. I wonder how many people still do that, maybe only some of the aboriginals still do it in a meaningful way. I wonder if everyone – from the leaders of every government of very country, and every CEO of every corporation, down to all of us humble little people – were to bless this earth by taking care of it as we do of our own little gardens (naturally of course), then maybe, just maybe, we can still save our poor suffering EARTH for our grandchildren and great grandchildren.

“Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles.” – David Suzuki
Earth Day Canada
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April 23, 2006 in Current Events, Environment by Marja-Leena