#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 11/Apr/22

Massive curving concrete
follows the arching line
strewn with bold blocks
intended to defeat
rising waves that
too soon
may override a wall
built by human vanity
in false hope of
escape from dire
consequences as they
failed to respect
the natural world that
made them possible
but too late now
is what they’ll hear
above the crashing
sea of destruction
they have fed by
their complacent neglect.


We live among natural wonders. Some people ignore and others actively dislike such beauty, even working to destroy the only world we can inhabit.
These daily posts are my encouragement of joy in nature, respect for the natural world, in hope of inspiring love of a planet that’s a marvel of unlikely coincidences.
Are we alone in the universe as a living species with sentience? We may never know. The vast distances in time and space involved mean we’re unlikely to meet, or even effectively communicate with, other sentient lifeforms.
So, we should live as if we’re the only life form conscious of our existence and able to modify our environment. We can do that to benefit all life forms, or entirely selfishly in the mistaken and ultimately self-destructive belief we’re apart from nature. History, science, and common sense show us daily how intricately we’re part of nature. It’s foolish and self-defeating to ignore this simple fact.
If you want to spread joy in our wonderful planet and encourage our respect and responsibility to protect it, will you share these posts on social media (‘share’ buttons below make it easy), comment with your thoughts, and help us do our best to sustain our environment for the future? After all, Earth is our only home. Thank you.

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6 thoughts on “#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 11/Apr/22

  1. Lovely poem, photograph and write about our beautiful earth. Encouragement for a more respectful life while trying to coexist with nature is a wonderful thing. Hope you and Valerie are both well. Sending our hugs, Joni

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    1. Thanks, Joni. With everything else that’s going on in the world today, it’s easy for our most pressing problem to be forgotten or ignored. And, we need to remember that the environment is our most important issue: without a viable environment, the rest is just waste.

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