||[Apr. 22nd, 2005|11:44 pm]
Earth Charter Community
Happy Earth Day, Everyone!
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~Native American Proverb
A living planet is a much more complex metaphor for deity than just a bigger father with a bigger fist. If an omniscient, all-powerful Dad ignores your prayers, it's taken personally. Hear only silence long enough, and you start wondering about his power. His fairness. His very existence. But if a world mother doesn't reply, Her excuse is simple. She never claimed conceited omnipotence. She has countless others clinging to her apron strings, including myriad species unable to speak for themselves. To Her elder offspring She says - go raid the fridge. Go play outside. Go get a job. Or, better yet, lend me a hand. I have no time for idle whining. ~David Brin
It's sad, but this is how it is. "They paved the world in concrete. Soon nothing will be natural, but only artificial."--Rx Bandits
--Industry v. Nature by Eric Dooker
"The time has come for changes--do something or I will." --Phish