Thursday, April 22, 2010
Happy Earth Day! (We are that)
We are Nature! When did we forget that? We talk about being in Nature, or observing Nature, or balancing the ecosystem, or protecting the Environment, but somehow these minds that have created so much separation have not only separated us from each other, but from the very stuff of that we are. Is a tree "in Nature"? Does Alex the bunny who lives in my backyard think he's "in Nature"? No! He's just part of the whole thing. Chicago's motto is Urbs in Horto (the city in a garden) so we have lots of trees and green space. It’s so refreshing to walk outside, and see flowers and look at the sky, because there’s a sense of connection that comes almost automatically – a deep “ahh” – a coming home.
This Earth Day let’s celebrate ourselves as Nature with all its expansive amazingness. So when we care for our Earth, we’re caring for ourselves. And when we care for ourselves, we’re taking care of all of Nature.
Here's an easy way to send some love to ourselves for 2 minutes.
at 4/22/2010 10:41:00 AM