It’s so easy to take things for granted… people we love, places we live, our lot in life, the planet. The complexities of life are so distracting, as we busily go our way, no wonder the Earth and her systems are commonly ignored and abused. It’s just THERE… no need to worry about it… it’s not GOING ANYWHERE, after all.
All true, but WE may be going somewhere if we don’t find a balanced way to spend our time here… down the road to extinction, along with countless other living things that have disappeared over the ages. Ultimately, extinction from this planet is unavoidable… the trick is to buy enough time to find other places to go and ways to get there. We won’t have that time available unless we slow our assault on Earth and put our focus on understanding the processes of the Universe, specifically how those processes affect life on our planet and what contingencies to pursue when we eventually find ourselves in the cross hairs of some Celestial event.
Currently, I’m contributing to our time allotted by maintaining a small carbon footprint, but I can see that I need to do more.
In the meantime, here are a few gifts Earth has given to me..
Boulder Whitecloud Mountains, Idaho
Local Color, Coloma, CA
Smokey Lake… Baker Creek, Idaho
Joshua Tree… Joshua Tree National Monument, CA