Monday, 2 August 2010

Sunday scribblings "Thank You Speech"

This weeks Sunday Scribblings prompt asks us who we are grateful to and what has made us the us we are today.
I went to the hair dressers today and I have stripey hair. Hahaha. While I was sitting waiting for the changes to be finished and to see what it would look like I was thinking about the prompt and my mind went in this direction. I guess it is a direction in which I have traveled before in my blog, but here goes anyway.
I reckon the thing that we should be most grateful for, which gives us everything we need and has given birth to all of the animals and plants that were ever made is our great Mother Earth. She is why we are here, not some idol or some scientist or even another being of the same species, Mother Earth. We are she and she is us. Everything we have, are, and are able to make comes from her. She has been here longer than anything else we have and will be here long after we as a species are gone. She feeds us, she shelters us, she builds us and knocks us down again when it is our time to make room for the new. We are just a tiny tiny speck of dust in the universe, and our lives are due to her magical survival and renewal. Just a part of the big picture and her cycles. The cycles of birth and death. The cycle of heat and cold and water and fire that is essential to our being. It all comes from her.
I find it shocking that our species can be so destructive to our mother and to each other. But I also hate that at the moment the alternatives to those things that are so destructive to our planet have no viable alternatives to them that are within the costs of everyday people to access. We do have solar power and wind power and others, they are being developed but are not in common use due to their costs at the present. Another issue here is the backing of big businesses on the traditional sources of the power that we use. This is holding back alternate methods of power production that we depend on now days for our survival, as the money that these companies make from the power that we now use is vital to their survival, and it is not in their financial interest to move away from them. For example,we all know the trouble our present dependence has caused with our use of oil in the world today.
So in the meantime please excuse us silly people who choose to wander off and smell the flowers and revel in the other species that inhabit this planet and marvel at our planet's beauty, instead of going to one of the many churches and worshiping one of the myriad of gods. Made in our image, made by man to control our behavior as a society. I am not knocking that because I believe our society stems from being able to live together and love each other to get along and that is what religion tries to teach us. It is all part of the cycle.
(Desiderata) I just looked up a bit of history on that . Do you remember that was put to music a few decades ago.
"You are a child of the universe, No less than the sea or the stars you have a right to be free etc,etc, "or something like that.... Each to his own beliefs.
But I choose to worship Mother Earth. Our maker.
Thank You Mother Earth.
We are trying, we really are.
Bye for now.
Love Linda.


Winterwood said...

I really loved that song... I think it was put to music by telly savalas... he had a lovely speaking voice! thanks for reminding me of it!

gs batty said...

nice post..if more politicians were like you we would have a better world.

note..when I clicked on the link on SS it sent me to a early July post

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Very nice to read, now I have something to be thankful for too!

A wildlife gardener said...

I am a great conservator of everything...water and the earth and planet as far as I am able.

I do need to use a car as we live in the country, but i park early and walk to try to keep the fumes out of the city/town I am visiting.

We all need to do our bit to save the planet. I live in a rainy climate yet I do not run the water when I am brushing my teeth...even though it is so plentiful where I live. It's just plain wrong to waste water.

I enjoyed your post with its clear message :)

aspiemom said...

Desiderata - Now that takes me back. Do you remember when it was on the radio? It was spoken but it had music and maybe a chorus in the background.

I loved your post and I especially loved your ending "We're trying". It's about all anyone can do. Well done!

jaerose said...

Succinctly put - I love the courage of your convictions and your choice of words..(Thanks as ever for your visits) Jae :)

oldegg said...

Excellent post as usual. What foolish creatures we are to continue to accept the destruction of the planet knowing full well that our children and children's children will suffer in the end. I don't think they will be thanking us!