Let us resolve to fall in love with our Earth. Since many resolutions have
already died let us fall in love with our Earth and keep her alive. Yet
how does one fall in love with Earth? It is easy. It is a different kind of
feeling, a oneness, a union that nothing dissolves nor divides. It is the
steadiness, the compliance of all things in Nature that yield to a bidding
when it is done with love. She is not secretive. She is an open book.
This love is a desire to return to a place where the heart knows its
completeness, in its wholeness with the laws of Nature. We become one
and the same. We are what the seeker chooses to establish when all else fails
to come to fruition. When there is nothing that satisfies, there is always
the hope and response in the garden, in the fields and in the forests. In its
beaches and in its waters. It is a communion with the holiness in us and a
love which puts all else to shame unless it measures up.
It is a comfortable place to be. It is what we choose in place of
relationships that wither with disillusion. Nature does not. She gives
from an unending Source, reaching into her carpetbag to bring forth bits
of revelation to entice, to give one reason to keep trying. Yet when she
falters, for every grievance she dispenses, there is redress. In time there
is an adjustment, a correction for every injury. She is easy to love. And
no matter the number of other worlds, this one is worth taking care of. No
illusions are necessary because she is sufficient unto herself.
In retrospect, this planet has suffered with our lack of stewardship. So
let us fall in love with her. Let us resolve to make her an object of our affection
and take care of her. It is time now to assume guardianship of this place
we call home.
For this time it is all we have.