It is Charles Dickens who wrote about Ebenezer Scrooge at the end of A Christmas Carol —
“And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!”
I have often thought that we would do well to try to keep Earth Day more than once a year if we want the earth to survive. And so Celeste McQuarrie’s photographic meditation from last Friday is a simple and eloquent reminder to us all.
Earth Day Meditation – Celeste McQuarrie April 22, 2016
As I culled through files of photos for this project, I wanted to choose simple, everyday pictures from my space on the planet. My purpose was to invite viewers wherever they live to find their own way to enjoy the earth from their own personal view place. The earth is, after all, the one and only thing we all share in common. What is it offering each one of us?
Most of the pictures are from home, but a few I took in Olympia, Washington two Earth Day’s ago. They celebrate there with a “Procession of Species” parade. Costumes and floats are all made by local people having fun.
Happy Earth Day, everyone! Wherever you are, cultivate!
Wherever you are, investigate!
Wherever you are, meditate!
Wherever you are, educate!
Wherever you are, participate!
Wherever you are, domesticate!
(My daughter Irena lived in this tree house in Olympia, Washington for six months.)
Wherever you are, cohabitate!
Wherever you are, masticate!
Wherever you are, anticipate!
Wherever you are, gravitate!