On Earth Day

Earth DayOn one hand the fact that Earth Day exists is a testimony that there is a problem with the way we treat Mother Earth. One the other hand a single day is not enough — no more that having a Father’s Day is enough to appreciate fatherhood. But we need to start somewhere.

My steps today are simple:

  • I biked to work
  • I planted a garden on my balcony
  • I am teaching my daughters to appreciate nature

When you make such first steps, as small as they are, it is good to know what the vision is. Here it goes:

The earth is but one county, and mankind its citizens.

For every part of the universe is connected with every other part by ties that are very powerful and admit of no imbalance, nor any slackening whatever…
Abdu’l Bahá

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