"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." C.S. Lewis
I found this quote on Sarah Allen's blog, http://fromsarahwithjoy.blogspot.com/, and nothing could feel more true at times than to think that I was made for another world.
Maybe that world is some divine place, where all of the concerns about the environment, attention to its own people and other desires for a brighter tomorrow are actually heard by mother nature. She absorbs these desires directly into her atmosphere and trees and in turn, releases the solutions in response to her inhabitant's concerns - as if the thoughts of the world really counted as part of the whole consciousness.
Seriously, if the earth could talk, what would she say?
Then I found this blog: http://ifearthcouldspeak.wordpress.com/earthcure/. The author doesn't really use dialogue to illustrate this idea, but he does point out the problems that out planet is experiencing due to our reckless inhabitation on it.
If I were to take the conclusion of the above mentioned blog and turn it into dialogue, it might sound something like this:
"Since you are melting my ice caps at such a fast rate, why not use massive amounts of oceanic water to significantly impact the impending global rise in sea levels?"
"Can we PLEASE clean the countless tons of carbon dioxide and other particulate matter in my atmosphere ASAP?"
"I will promise to provide food permanently on a global basis, if you promise to start using alternative resources permanently on a global basis."
"An untold number of jobs exist worldwide if everyone joins efforts to save me."
Then I found and watched this youtube video: http://youtu.be/anHUYUrFkL8
It gave me goosebumps, brought tears to my eyes and made me realize that I am not alone in this unique sadness.
"We gotta work together to make a better place...We are all in this together, let's run the race."
So sign up for your own personal "Earthathon" today. Make a pledge to be a part of the answer everyday for the rest of your lives. The "Earthathon" will never end. Even if we can correct our actions and heal her wounds, our work will never be done. We must always sustain and love this place we call home.
And as C.S. Lewis says, "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy..." then my answer is to create that experience on this earth! This is our home. We must remember that.
Get creative. Save it.
Thanks for reading!