Those who contemplate the beauty of
the earth find reserves of strength
that will endure as long as life lasts.
It is a necessary and wholesome thing
for us to turn again to the earth and in
the contemplation of her beauties to
know wonder and humility.
Honor the sacred.
Honor the Earth, our Mother.
Honor the Elders.
Honor all with whom we
share the Earth: –
Four-leggeds, two leggeds,
plants and rock people
walk in balance and beauty.
~Native American Elder~
The care of the Earth is our most ancient
most worthy, and after all our most pleasing
responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and
to foster its renewal is our only hope.
We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike
the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are
not equally fair. The road we have long been
traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth super
highway on which we progress with great
speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other
fork of the road – the one “less traveled by” –
offers our last, our only chance to reach a
destination that assures the
preservation of the earth.
Today is Earth Day – a perfect time t0 honor Mother Earth in your own unique and special way.