Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

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"A living planet is a much more complex metaphor for deity than just a bigger father with a bigger fist. If an omniscient, all-powerful Dad ignores your prayers, it's taken personally. Hear only silence long enough, and you start wondering about his power. His fairness. His very existence. But if a world mother doesn't reply, Her excuse is simple. She never claimed conceited omnipotence. She has countless others clinging to her apron strings, including myriad species unable to speak for themselves. To Her elder offspring She says - go raid the fridge. Go play outside. Go get a job. Or, better yet, lend me a hand. I have no time for idle whining." ~David Brin

"There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet." ~Brooke Medicine Eagle

8 comments:

Quackster said...

We are indeed caretakers of this planet and we need to be open to hear its needs. This is not a political issue but rather an issue that endangers our very own well-being.

Loli Martinez said...

Felicidades y mágicas reflexiones.
Ha sido un placer visitarte.
Un abrazo .

Alkemie said...

What a fabulous quote. The image is equally as arresting. You always have wonderful pieces of wisdom to share.

natsumi nishizumi said...

Happy Earth day!
This is a great photo and I love the quote!! We should celebrate Earth Day every month....

robinbird said...

what a wonderful image to accompany the quotes! i would so love it if you and your children ever came to our very own Chinese garden. it really is quite lovely in all seasons, a teensy bit of China in our midst.
love you much!

Relyn said...

OH MY GOSH!!! You always find the best photos for your banner. Always!!


Hey! My word verification is light. How cool is that?

Adee said...

powerful.positive.passionate.

thanks for this post.

meeta said...

Thank you for sharing this post..I am sharing it with my friends..hope that is fine with you.