Everyday is Earth Day!
The best kept secret about Earth Day is that unlike every other holiday, religious, governmental or otherwise Earth Day will meet us again tomorrow (and everyday after that, guaranteed!) with gifts in the garden, sunny lights across the mantel, bounty on the table - should we chose to observe.
No other day celebrates community and the interconnectedness of our lives like today, in recognition of the environmental wisdom and sharing we all benefit from take a minute to honor the heros and visionaries that gracefully stood up for our planets health. The humble words of David Brower and Adlai Stevenson's eloquent articulation of what will take to be a success in our environment here on Earth, our little spaceship as he puts it. Visionary stuff indeed, these guys were great listeners - they listened to what was happening around them and how it touched their hearts, they shared their truths and acted upon them.
A transcript of David's inspiring monologue:
"Just the other day I was in the political situation. I went back to Iowa I guess it was because we were trying to get the candidates for president to think more about the environment because we were supposed to be non-partisan. So I said well I’m supposed to be non-partisan so I’ll just say I’m advocating that Adlai Stevenson be made president and that of course got me in free. I think that his last speech contains some of the most important words ever even spoken when he said, "We travelled together passengers on a little spaceship dependent upon its vulnerable reserves of air and soil all committed for our safety to its security and peace, preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and I’ll say, the love we give our fragile craft. We cannot maintain a half fortunate, half miserable, half confident, half despairing, half slaved to the ancient enemies of mankind, half free in the liberation of resources undreamed of. Until this day, no craft, no crew can travel safely with such vast contradictions. On their resolution, depends the survival of us all.” Its terrible we don’t think them and I wish our government officials, our university officials, our citizens would learn that as I have because that’s calling the road I have talked about many times, a need for a little bit more equity a little more sharing of the experience of being a passenger on planet earth."
Thank you, Maria Moyer, for inspiring this post.
--- Loomstate Co-Founder Scott Mackinlay-Hahn