Isn't it great?!! We've somehow kept our planet together for another 365 days, and arrived at another Earth Day.
This year, in recognition of the auspicious occasion, President Obama will take Air Force One down to the Florida Everglades, where he's likely to read off the teleprompter about how the oceans are rising due to our carbon-burnin' ways, and urging legislation, treaties, etc. as a solution. (I sincerely hope that many, many people observe the irony. Perhaps Algore, the Al Sharpton of Global Warming, is jetting someplace else to deliver impassioned rhetoric.)
I've commented on Earth Day before. I believe we have a responsibility to be good stewards of our resources, but I somewhat resent being lectured to by flaming hypocrites (pun intended).
Despite all our problems and the supposedly-deteriorating environment, this is still the planet I choose as home!
Allow me to share some of the lyrics from a Harry Nilsson tune, "The Most Beautiful World in the World":
You're a scary old place out there, world
But I couldn't be happy without you
And I swear all my thoughts are about you
The most beautiful world in the world...
You're mountains when you're mad
You're rivers when you're sad and those deep blue seas
I love you for your snow, your deserts down below
I love the way you wear your trees...
The most beautiful world in the world
And though there are times when I doubt you
I just couldn't stay here without you.
Take some time today, to enjoy the beauty of this amazing, wonderful orb. And renew your determination to minimize your impact. Leave the place as nice as you found it!