Happy WORLD EARTH DAY!
“”Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.” ~ An Indian proverb
Care for nature and nurture. It is our responsibility to pass on a better earth for the generations to come.
Earth Day is a launch pad for course-changing, positive environmental action. Since 1970, Earth Day has activated individuals and organizations annually to strengthen the collective fight against man’s exploitative relationship with the planet. The Earth Day campaign aims to combat climate change by driving substantive behavioral change and channel quantifiable action on behalf of the environment.
To err is human: To forgive, canine – ~ Anonymous
A dog has one aim in life… to bestow his heart. ~ J.R. Ackerley
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~ Ben Williams
Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
~Thomas de Quincey
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
~ Stephen Hawking
Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes ~ Anonymuos
“When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity. The distinction between crime and justice is no greater.” – George Bernard Shaw
“When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it; the deer hears it, and the bear smells it.”
– an old First Nations saying
““The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine” – Bill Vaughn
““The common sparrow is not to be seen, thanks to our urge to be connected all the time – Cell Phones. A few years ago, we used to have uninvited guests, sparrows, chirping all the way in our balconies. Today, when you look at a photo of a sparrow, you wonder – Ah! Where are they?”
Do we want to loose on these colorful creatures of the world?
Would you want Flamingos to be bereft of their colors? If we pollute water that could be the end!! Flamingos are pink or orange or white depending on what they eat. Flamingos eat algae and crustaceans that contain pigments called carotenoids. For the most part, these pigments are found in the brine shrimp and blue-green algae that the birds eat.
Are you aware that there are about 372 species of Parrots that dominate the tropical skyline. Imagine the world devoid of each one as psychedelic and colorful as the above?
Or would we want these majestic dancers to vanish away from the surface of the earth.
I am sure each one would love to have these creatures around, adding a lot of color and vividity to our lives. If so, let us be conscious about every act of ours. I am sure we all together can make a big difference.
HOIST THE SAILS!
By John McConnell
Four billion years ago
Our lonely Earth
Set sail on cosmic seas
Guided by an unseen hand
Of nature, God or chance.
As life evolved
Through endles eco-cycles
Man was born, destined
To destroy or enrich
the Precious Ship.
And now his hand
Has seized the tiller
But his ear has not
Yet caught the Captain’s
The sails are down, the ship becalmed,
Its fragil life at stake.
No longer do we ride the gentle swells of
Silent seas and breathe
The fragrant air.
Broken are the rhythms
Of our cyclic plants
And other living things.
But now the Captain speaks again
Our quiet thoughts at last reveal his voice.
“Hoist the sails, Earth Man.
Set them for celestial winds.
Hold the tiler firm,
The course ahead is clear.”
Be He nature, God or chance
His voice is heard
And we shall heed
The Captain’s quiet command.