Happy Earth Day
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty fond of the Earth and wishing her a Happy Earth Day seems even more poignant this year. With the rocky politics, and the complete disregard for the environment coming out of Washington, this years Earth Day is even more important.
I have always loved camping, and hiking, and just getting out in nature. But living in the RV, and staying mostly on public land has brought me a new closeness, and appreciation for the natural world. We need nature! Everyone needs the opportunity to get away from the soul sucking cities and breath fresh air, and listen to absolutely nothing.
John Muir wrote – Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
“Nature is not something that can be seen with the eye alone, it lies also within the soul, in pictures seen by the inner eye…”
And Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote as part of a poem, “The Earth laughs in Flowers.” I completely agree with this. You can’t look at a hillside covered with colors, and not see the joy.
The earth proves to us everyday how resilient, yet fragile she is.
My biggest wish for the Earth, and for all of us, is that people will treat her with the respect she deserves, so that future generations can enjoy all the beauty that is out there.