Beauty and the Earth

My 14-mile walk started out in a balmy 26 degrees with a weather phenomenon called “frozen fog” and ended 34 degrees.  So many ordinary forms of nature made extraordinary by frost.

As I walked, I thought about this quote by John Muir from a century ago.

“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.” ~ John Muir, 1915

How remarkable was his imagination that without the benefit of Earth viewed from space or Google Earth globes we can now click on, he saw the larger truth.  I wish this larger view and awareness we are all children of the same Earth to be in the hearts of those decision makers and world leaders working at the Climate Change Conference 2015 this week.  I also want to keep this awareness in my heart.

Here is my slideshow to share.  (By the way, the mound of brown stuff is a frozen anthill, and it made me wonder about all those ant communities going deeper in winter).






About Erin W

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2 Responses to Beauty and the Earth

  1. The frosty images are magical, and such a walk, alone through such a landscape, is a centering and trans-formative journey.

  2. Ursula Roosen-Runge says:

    Thank you Erin for the quote and what you carry in your heart.

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