Happy Earth Day, Friends!

Last night’s sunset at More Mesa in Santa Barbara, CA.

This Earth Day weekend take time to honor and witness this incredible Earth; a chance to give thanks to her beauty, grace, and resilience. I don’t know anyone else who gives a better tribute to our Mother Earth than the wonderful Mary Oliver. Enjoy.

Why I Wake Early

Hello, sun in my face.

Hello, you who made the morning

and spread it over the fields

and into the faces of the tulips

and the nodding morning glories,

and into the windows of, even, the

miserable and the crotchety –

best preacher that ever was,

dear star, that just happens

to be where you are in the universe

to keep us from ever-darkness,

to ease us with warm touching,

to hold us in the great hands of light –

good morning, good morning, good morning.

Watch, now, how I start the day

in happiness, in kindness.

~ Mary Oliver ~

(Why I Wake Early, 2004)

Last night's sunset at More Mesa in Santa Barbara, CA.

Last night’s sunset at More Mesa in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

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