Category: Care of the Earth

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… Continue Reading “Earth Belongs to All Living Creatures – Not Just Humans”

Reverence and Respect for Life

Respect life, revere life. There is nothing more holy than life, nothing more divine than life. – Osho

Let Us Care for our Soil

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,… Continue Reading “Let Us Care for our Soil”

Let’s go . . . Nowhere

Going nowhere … isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply. -Leonard Cohen

What Is Our Destiny?

The destiny of humans cannot be separated from the destiny of Earth. -Thomas Berry

Wednesday of Hope – A Glimmer on the Horizon

Sometimes we have to do the work, even though we don’t yet see a glimmer on the horizon that it’s actually going to be possible. – Angela Davis Los Angeles has drained so much water from Owens Valley. I spent 40 years in L.A.,… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – A Glimmer on the Horizon”

See the World

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – Ray Bradbury

The Poetry of Life

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it. – Gustave Flaubert