Earth is experiencing somewhat of a rebound, with regard to a reduction in air pollution, and with the planet’s wildlife, happier, as animals of differing stripes, enjoy their days, sans the usual threat of being roadkill, or wall decor. Unfortunately, it’s happening while we humans are experiencing a pandemic. Hopefully on Earth Day, we allowed ourselves a little time to celebrate the planet, honoring our connection to Earth, and all its creatures, even the scary ones, who value economic liquidity, over life. When we make it through this, let it be with humble acknowledgement of our profound relationship to Earth. I wonder if Senator Gaylord Nelson, from the great state of Wisconsin, ever thought Earth Day would take place during a pandemic, when he created the first Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, 1970? Whether ignorant, or enlightened, motivated by cowardice or courage, we all are on this Pale Blue Dot together.
“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.” Carl Sagan