April 22, 2013 Heide An Earth Day meditation Since 1970, Americans have celebrated April 22 as “Earth Day.” It seems fitting to mark this year’s anniversary with the words of one of the original Americans, Chief Seattle. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
Or as John Donne said in 1624:
No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man
is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine;
if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe
is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as
well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine
owne were; any mans death diminishes me,
because I am involved in Mankinde;
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.
He cudn’ spel for tofey but he had sum grate idees. 🙂
“He cudn’ spel for tofey but he had sum grate idees.” I hereby grant you the award for “best phonetic spelling in a blog comment,” Xpat. That’s brilliant! And so is the John Donne poem. I learned it in a song as a wee girl, but never knew the source. So thank you for continuing my education … and for this most apropos thought.