It is true we need a day, a title, a label, an event to remind us that it is Earth Day. Tomorrow, April 22, 2017 is Earth Day around the world and on this day we are not simply recognizing that we live on the most amaaaazing planet, we are coming together to protect what we must hold most dear.
Be a part of it.
Wendell Berry urges us "...make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it."
There are many simple and profound, outward and inward, above and beyond ways that we can praise the earth and be grateful for the beauty of our lives on a planet we call Home.
Put your bare feet in the water, your palm upon the bark of tree, your nose inside a flower. Look up, spin around. Climb a tree, sink in mud, pick something from the garden, pop it straight in to your mouth, then let it linger on your tongue. Dance and sweat and French kiss, feel alive. Think about the food you eat and why you eat it. Get to know your farmer. Eat a beautiful meal that you made yourself. As we join together on a day that has its own title, our thoughts and deeds and focus are on this beautiful Mother Earth. Take deep, deep breaths and imagine clean air and the breath of the universe upon your skin and beyond tomorrow, flooding the lives of future generations.