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Wednesday of Hope – It Is Time for Healing

I know these are scary, uncertain,  hurtful times, but I really wish  people would stop talking about  what a trash fire the world is.  Our world is a wounded relative,  not a hopeless ruin,  and we’re called to help heal  the injuries we’ve inflicted  on our kin.

– Daniel Heath Justice, via Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

In 2008, the exhibit, “Cool Globes” at Chrissy Field in San Francisco, as art to heal the planet – to cool global warming. This globe was entitled “Take Action for the Environment.”

The Soil Connects Us

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.

– Wendell Berry

Animals Are People Too! And, of course, Trees.

Animals are people, too. As are plants. And water. And soil. This is the fundamental insight at the heart of all eco-spiritual work. But to get that insight, we have to get with the big picture. To get that insight, we have to climb a tree.

– Clark Strand, Trees, Butterflies, and the Buddhist Moral Life

Plant Trees

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.

– A. Whitney Brown, Wall at bookstore – Chicago Botanic Gardens

What Happens Here, Happens There

Pick a flower and you move a farthest star.

– Paul Dirac

Plant Trees

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.

– A. Whitney Brown, Wall at bookstore – Chicago Botanic Gardens

Earth Belongs to All Living Creatures – Not Just Humans

To all earth’s creatures God has given the broad earth, the springs, the rivers and the forests, giving the air to the birds, and the waters to those who live in water, giving abundantly to all the basic needs of life, not as a private possession, not restricted by law, not divided by boundaries, but as common to all, amply and in rich measure.

– Gregory of Nazianzus