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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An open letter to Mother Earth

Dear Mother Nature,

You must think human beings are ridiculous for designating specific days for different behaviors. We have Valentine's Day for showing people that we love them, Thanksgiving Day for expressing appreciation and now Earth Day for healing you. Why do we do this? Isn't everyday Mother's Day and Christmas too?

I know I speak for many people when I say that we really try our best to keep you in our thoughts and be considerate of your feelings. We have the best intentions, but so often let our selfish desires get in the way.

I want to let you know that we love you and we need you. We need the feel of the cool grass under our bare feet on a summers day. We need the profound silence that a winter snowstorm brings. We need the nourishing sweet potatoes you bear in Autumn. We even need the scary, droning buzz of the wasps.

We are all here. All of us from the bee to the shark to the bacteria that makes us ill. How could we have forgotten how dependent we are on each other? How could we have forgotten you? Please accept my apology for our centuries of thoughtlessness and cruelty. We're better than this.

I promise from now on to think of your needs and put them first. Please forgive us.

Be well,

(graphic courtesy of Stock Illustration Source)

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