#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 24/Apr/22

For how many million years
has the headland faced
unquiet seas
for how many more will it
stand unchanged indifferent
to humanity’s brief span?

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Much of humanity lives among natural wonders, though many millions are also forced to dwell in ugly, overcrowded, unsanitary slum cities, of course. Some people ignore and others actively dislike natural beauty, even working to destroy the only world we can inhabit.
These daily posts are to encourage joy in nature, respect for the natural world, in hope of inspiring love of a planet that’s a marvel of unlikely coincidences.
We may be alone in the universe as a living species with sentience. But we may never know. Vast distances in time and space mean we’re unlikely to meet, or even effectively connect with, other sentient lifeforms.
So, we must live as if we’re the only life form conscious of existence and able to modify our environment. We can benefit all life forms, or act entirely selfishly in the mistaken and self-destructive belief we’re apart from nature. History, science, and common sense show us daily how intricately we’re part of nature. Is it wise to ignore this simple fact?
If you’d like to spread joy in our wonderful planet and encourage respect and responsibility for it, will you share these posts on social media (‘share’ buttons below make it easy), comment with your thoughts, and help sustain our environment for the future? After all, Earth is our only home. Thank you.

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8 thoughts on “#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 24/Apr/22

  1. Pingback: #Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 24/Apr/22 | In the Net! – Pictures and Stories of Life

    1. Ever changing and ever present, Noelle. Our seas, especially as they interact with our coasts, are fascinating, essential, powerful, lifegiving, natural phenomena so vast and variable as to be almost incomprehensible.

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