a snowy winter carpet
lightly dusting the earth
quiet fills the day
with a veil of beauty
Sadly, we haven’t had more than a dusting in 10 years. Clearly, the climate is changing and many of us can’t help but wonder if nature can handle the changes we have let loose on earth. Along with many of you, I mourn the damage to our beautiful planet. Many people work tirelessly to bring positive change while some of our leaders and elite drag their feet. When I get too discouraged about our human impact, I find solace in the belief that the earth will restore itself, even if it has to kill the evolutionary experiment called humans. We have the unique gifts of communication, free will, and self-awareness, yet mostly we use them for idle pleasures while other humans, plants, and animals die off. Sometimes I think it’s humans that need saving, not the planet. Either way, our current path is not sustainable for us or the planet. It will be interesting to see the state of the world in 50 or 100 years.
The wonders on a cool winter day.