One Man's Paradise

Earth Day?

“What day is it,?” asked Pooh.

“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.

“My favorite day,” said Pooh.”

A. A. Milne

Today is Earth Day!

A day to celebrate? Hardly.

A day to remind us of our responsibility for this planet? Maybe.

A day like any other day? I believe so.

Resting Spring Range Wilderness, CA

Resting Spring Range Wilderness, CA

Yesterday was John Muir’s birthday. His conscience about conservation and the environment was born after an accident that nearly cost him his eyesight. At the time he was an avid inventor of mechanical devices. The accident had a profound effect on John. It was not the pain nor faintness that bothered him, it was the idea that he would never see a flower again.

I believe, humans are the first species that have the capacity to decide the fate of this planet. It is in our hands to decide, which living spaces we want to grant other species and us! Hence, every day is Earth Day. Our actions or lack thereof affect us, our children, and our environment today and in the future.

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2 thoughts on “Earth Day?

  1. Earth should be a day of celebration, but as you say, it’s really hard to do so when we know the status of the earth. Let’s hope human being will be able to turn the tide again. 🙂

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