Thursday, June 24, 2010

Vermont pays tribute to Mother Earth

Essay paying tribute to Mother Earth.

She has been there for us since our first days. She gets up every day before most of us and upon nightfall insures twinkling lights keep vigilant watch over us. Not one to pamper she motivates us to button up our sweaters and coats in the winter, and wear raincoats and use umbrellas in the spring. She rewards us in summer by offering allowance of at least a few weeks to wear our shorts, skirts, tank tops and flip-flops.

A special day in May acclaims her honor. However, often she brings us flowers and a warm fragrant wrap of love. If she were to ask for anything, her wish would be simple and easy to fulfill, like please keep our living space clean.

Do you remember your mom ever saying, “All I do is follow you around, picking up after you like some maid”? For some of us who are even less shall we say organized our moms were heard telling us “I can't believe you can sleep in this filth!” Finally dropping all pretension of passivity some moms laid it on the line: “I didn't ask who put it there, I said, "Pick it up!" Not to put too fine a point to it some mothers posed this rhetorical question: “If you don't do it NOW, then when are you going to do it? Put a smile on your mothers face by keeping your room clean. Put a smile on Mother Earth’s

 face by “Picking up a piece (of litter) every day.”

I wish a Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and every other mom and to “Terra Firma”, i.e. Mother Earth. There is no other mother like yours, no other Terra Firma like ours. Remember to honor your mom by telling her how much she means to you, how important she is to you. Remember to honor our Terra Firma-earth, by keeping our living space green and clean-litter free. Then, follow another piece of advice from many a mom: Go play outside! It is a beautiful day!

P.S. MOM, Thank you for singing and playing “This land is your land” for me when I was a child. The song and the message resonate with me still today.

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