Because today is Earth Day

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“For we forget our origins; in our towns and cities, staring into our screens, we need constant reminding that we have been operators of computers for a single generation and workers in neon-lit offices for three or four, but we were farmers for five hundred generations, and before that hunter-gatherers for perhaps fifty thousand or more, living with the natural world as part of it as we evolved, and the legaccannot be done away with.” From “The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy”, by Michael Mccarthy.

And similarly, from marine biologist and human being truly in love with nature, Rachel Carson, whose book Silent Spring first ignited the Environmental Movement back in the 1960’s: “Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity.”

International Earth Day 2021 is today: 22/04/2021

Prompted by Linda’s #1LinerWeds Challenge: 21/04/2021 : Random

4 thoughts on “Because today is Earth Day

  1. zelmare 2021-04-23 / 10:01 am

    Yes, so true. I wish more people will really realize this in their beings. Too many people are dismissive of the truth and reality regarding our earth – our one and only earth.

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    • amandAVN 2021-04-23 / 1:02 pm

      I know. We take a lot for granted. And we don’t like inconvenient truths!

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      • zelmare 2021-04-23 / 1:37 pm

        That is the truest truth! I’ve seen it here on the blog – the moment you touch on some serious stuff, people back away. But hopefully there are enough people who care about the earth to make a real difference. 🙂


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