An Earth Day meditation

22Apr13
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.

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  1. 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. 🙂

    • 2 hmunro

      “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.


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