Friday, May 28, 2010
Top 'o the mornin' to you. It's a wonderful day indeed. It's the Friday of a long weekend, and, (sigh), I really need it this week. Tomorrow will be a food shopping and cooking day, but after that, it's a time for rest and relaxation. I've no plans for the holiday, but I'm thinking of heading out to Coney Island on Sunday...before the grand opening on Monday. I go there to commune with our great Mother Ocean, not to be lost in a crowd of millions...Well, maybe not millions, but a crowd nonetheless.
You know, this has been such a strange spring. I know temperature wise, it's been a rather strange spring in many parts of the world. Like here, on Wednesday we were close to 100; the sun was beating down and the humidity was sky high. It was almost hard to breathe. And then, on Wednesday, I step outside to go to work and it was downright cool; the temperature had dropped about 40 degrees, and the skies were gray. It was like that most of the day, and then, when it was time to go home, the skies opened up and the rains came down. I love the rain, but last night I really did want to spend some time with the moon. Hope the rest of you were able to enjoy it.
This crazy weather makes me wonder if the Earth is not trying to tell us something, to warn us before it is too late. What's sad to me is that us so-called 'little' people who care pretty much have our hands tied by government and big business. We may be able to control our recyclables, but we can't control the big oil companies and their oil spills. I was reading the other day in a book on following the ancient path how many feel that learning how to farm was the original 'fall from Eden' and in the story of Cain and Abel, the farmer (Cain) murders his brother (nature) for once man learned how to tame and domesticate the plants and animals, people also sought out to tame and domesticate the landscape according to their demands. Interesting concept to think about, and now, I leave you with these words from Albert Einstein:
"A human being is part of the whole, called by us "Universe", a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
--Albert Einstein, 1950--
May you all have a wonderful holiday weekend.