April 22nd, 2006. That is the day we celebrate the wonder that is Earth. Why do we set aside one day a year to give back, to recycle, to pick up trash, to plant trees?
Do we not live on this Earth every other day of the year? Have we become so distanced from what we call the Earth that celebrating her life is no longer important?
I say, celebrate that which gives us life day to day, year after year. Rejoice in the tree that provides shade and shelter. Rejoice in the nourishment that comes from the Earth. Rejoice in the Earth.
One day, no longer will we fight against her, but rather, work with her. One day we will refrain from cutting down the trees to lay down pavement. One day we will actually rejoice in the fact that we live in a place that gives us air, food, water, shelter.
And maybe, one day, we will realize that she has been good to us all along.
– Miranda Vivian