We’ve been celebrating April 22nd as Earth Day since 1970. It’s a day when people flock outside to volunteer for eco-restoration or to work on other environmental or community-minded projects. It’s a great time to get involved, be active, and make a difference.
But now I think it’s time Earth Day had a companion: Slow Earth Day. We need a day to simply look, listen, and above all appreciate nature.
Let’s start today… or maybe tomorrow.
April 18th is hereby Slow Earth Day.
Even ordinary things in nature can be amazing, if you look beyond notions of “good nature” or “bad nature”. Just look, and appreciate. At least for one day.
It may not be that great…but it’s a pretty good piece of turf.
Earth Day is a day to get yourself outside. Slow Earth Day is a day to get outside yourself.
What would you look like to a woodpecker? Try seeing the world through wild eyes.
We’re all just big clumps of carbon-based molecules, arranged differently.
Ah, but what beautiful arrangements!
Happy Slow Earth Day!
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