I think Christmas should be the true Earth Day.
Sure we all go out and plant shrubbery in April but the true Earth Day is now.
Everyone. Atheists, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Orthodox Sesame Streeters, penguins...you name it.
One single day. One day. We all lay down our arms. We all make peace.
"Enemies becoming friends, when bitterness ends" - Faithless
That's the goal isn't it? Commercialism be damned.
For once, the alien races will look down at us not in laughter but in unity.
One day. That's all it takes.
Today's wind was biting. It's a balmy 40 degrees, but I felt compelled to take my HIIT training outside just mainly so I can breathe.
I confess to being bedeviled by thoughts of aging, dying, and time...how much is left? You can quickly cast them aside by breathing. It is proof that everything works.
You get shaken now and again so go out and prove that you are alive. Try it. You will see.
In this year of reflection, we often forget that it was "a year" to actually reflect upon.
We scratch and claw through our common lives daily. So much so, we forget that on our yearly birthday, we shouldn't count how many years are behind, but the fact that we got here in the first place.
It counts. We made it. And yet some have not.
This is a club, People. It's not solely for those who survive diseases but for those who survive life. Sure we forget. Well, here's a great time to remember.
You got here.
Someone probably helped along the way.
Someone new will help you in the future.
You will go it alone...and that's fine.
You won't be alone for long...
Remember Earth Day...we are united. We are thankful. We are strong in the knowledge that nothing in the known universe will stop us from simply surviving...
To all those I have met in 2013 and beyond, may you find peace during this season. And to all of those I have yet to meet?
See you soon...