“I have amazing news for you.
Man is not alone on this planet.
He is part of a community,
upon which he depends absolutely.” Continue reading
“Our most basic common link
is that we all inhabit this small planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children’s future.
And we are all mortal.
“Everything in the Universe has rhythm.
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.
Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.
Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.
~ Shel Silverstein Continue reading
“Though snails are exceedingly slow,
There is one thing I’d like to know.
If I out run ‘em round the yard,
How come they beat me to the chard?”
~ Allen Klein
“One needs no strange spiritual faith
to worship the earth.”
“Earth and sky, woods and fields,
lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea,
are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us
more than we can never learn from books.”
~ John Lubbock
“Forests are the ‘lungs’ of our land,
purifying the air and
giving fresh strength to our people.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Our choices at all levels
individual, community, corporate and government,
affect nature. And they affect us.”
~ David Suzuki
“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking
if mankind is to survive.”
~ Albert Einstein