I stand a lonely sentinel of ages past
my purpose lost in all those passing years
and now my aged flesh is worn and battered
twice a day as tides bring waves to wash me
sometimes with a gentle rinse of brine
but often now with violent breakers
as the level of once constant seas
rises and the atmosphere grows
ever more disturbed and unpredictable
but still I stand unmoved implacable
a monument to simpler times
when humankind acknowledged the
quality of natural resources
and the value of all life on Earth.
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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