Walking toward the light. July 2013.
Thank you! I live in eastern Pennsylvania. It used to be very beautiful all over this area, but now it’s just in spots, so I’m trying to capture them in pictures before they’re gone.
Ah to be alive
on a mid-September morn
fording a stream
barefoot, pants rolled up,
holding boots, pack on,
sunshine, ice in the shallows,
Rustle and shimmer of icy creek waters
stones turn underfoot, small and hard as toes
cold nose dripping
creek music, heart music,
smell of sun on gravel.
I pledge allegiance
I pledge allegiance to the soil
of Turtle Island,
and to the beings who thereon dwell
under the sun
With joyful interpenetration for all.
Happy Earth Day Everyone! How are you going to celebrate Mother Earth?
Everything we are, everything we own, everything that makes up our family, our lovers, our pets, our houses, ships at sea, planes in the air, shopping centers, factories, cities, computers, even the Mars Rover, and, of course, all of the diversity and glory of nature, comes from the Earth. We have Earth Day, when we talk about problems with the Earth and try to fix them, but when do we celebrate and show our thanks for this home that gives us everything?
We propose this: the days between Earth Day and the day the U.S. celebrates as Mothers Day should be celebrated as Mother Earth Season, when we would all take time to look at, appreciate, and celebrate everything wonderful and amazing about the earth and the living things on it.
During that time you would find wonderful things and show them to other people. Take an older person out of the nursing home for a picnic or a drive through the woods. Tell children stories of remarkable and beautiful places, animals, plants, or events in nature that you saw before they were born. Give parties, play music, dance, paint pictures, write poems, share photographs and most of all take walks. Get up early to see the sunrise light on everything, find out when and where to see the Pleiades rise and set. Look at the landscape from hills, take paths along streams and into glens. Take it all in and share it with others.
Most of all, be happy to be alive and let yourself feel wonder. Tell people how it feels. Tell the Earth how amazing She is and that you’re glad you’ve had this time on Her. If these were your last days, what would you want to say to this, your home and source? We could start with, Thanks for all the beauty and sheer awesomeness!
Let’s all celebrate Mother Earth Season. Let your Mother know you care!
From the earliest days of the Geopsych Tumblr.
But we still mean it! (also on Medium, with a nice photo.)