Earth Day 2017

A throwback to the spring in 2008 in the Stubaital close to Innsbruck. It was my first time driving to/through the Alps in Tirol… I remember being so awestruck with these massive mountains around me and remember wanting return to these mountains again…and again…and again.

Today is Earth Day and it is easy to feel cynical about the way things are going for our planet. But hold on to something precious in this world, in nature around you that you’d like to keep as it was when you first laid your eyes on it and you’ll find yourself doing something, big or small, to keep it that way. For me, it is to keep the majesty of our mountains and glaciers intact to continue inspiring future generations.

“We can learn about it from exceptional people of our own culture, and from other cultures less destructive than ours. I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children…”

 – Wendell Berry in “The Unforeseen Wilderness: An Essay on Kentucky’s Red River Gorge”

Spring in the Stubaital close to Innsbruck in Austria (2008)

 

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4 replies »

  1. well said. there’s far too many wrong things happening on this planet….and these are on massive scale. In comparison, the god stuff is minuscule! I also created a post on Earth day, both last year and this year….Too alarmed with the way things are proceeding!

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