Blessed Earth Day!

I almost forgot to post anything directly about Earth Day, although, clearly regular blog readers know that every day is Earth Day in my world.

I enjoyed John Beckett’s musings yesterday in his post, “The Candle of Earth Day,” which begins: “‘It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness’ – origin uncertain,” then shares his personal fight against the Texas State Legislators’ battle to ban any bans of fracking. As usual, John weaves together diversely personal and widely global strands into a contemplative tapestry. In response to ideas from, “’every day is Earth Day for Pagans’ to ‘Earth Day is like bringing flowers to the spouse you beat up last night’ to what is perhaps the most accurate ‘it’s just not enough,'” John reminds us:

But it’s still better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.

This Earth Day let’s light a candle for the children of those Texas State Legislators who will have to live in the world their parents create. Let’s light a candle for the suburbanites who are so invested in their lifestyle they literally can’t imagine another way. Let’s light a candle for all those who are so accustomed to darkness they’ve forgotten how to see.

Because some of them will notice the candle, and they’ll wake up and see what’s going on around us.

I pray they do, because Mama’s not pleased with most of Her children. Her immense patience will not last forever. You can read John’s (cautiously hopeful) piece here.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG on April 22, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Reblogged this on Aussiedlerbetreuung und Behinderten – Fragen and commented:
    Glück, Auf, meine Heimat!

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  2. Posted by Kieron on April 23, 2015 at 11:57 am

    “‘Earth Day is like bringing flowers to the spouse you beat up last night’

    Wow, that’s brilliant. I’ll have to remember that one except I’d change it to: “…beat up for the last 364 days.”

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  3. Unfortunately, so true.

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