Each morning as I face the rising Sun, I pray and give thanks for the bounty and love of Mother Earth. These last few mornings, the birds have raised their voices in calls and songs as the Sun rises. Our voices join together in a dawn chorus singing the praises of this world and the good lives we live here.
As I sing and say my prayers the birds are saying theirs’ too. It is a powerful moment. I realize how we are connected one to another. The House Sparrows chirp along as the Robins sing a lovely cheerful song. Each morning new voices join the chorus.
Nesting and Life Carries On
A mating pair of Robins have already build a nest under my front porch eaves. The House Sparrows have moved away from their winter flock roosting sites to establish nests. I watched a Starling dart in and out of a hole with pieces of twigs in its’ beak.
Last Saturday in Bethany Beach, Delaware, I watched three pair of nesting Ospreys. The local resident birds are nesting. The neotropical migrants will arrive in the next few weeks.
Comfort in the Familiar
Is is comforting to watch the cycle of the seasons. No matter what nonsense the humans get into, Mother Earth serenely and calmly carries on. Birds nest and raise young. And life goes on.
Earth is my mother and my home. I am not separated from the natural world. I am one of the many organisms that make up the functioning ecosystems. I need to live in a way that ensures and the renewable and life-sustaining systems continue. For many indigenous peoples, their cultures and economies depend on a healthy, functioning ecosystem. And so do the non-indigenous, too.
Because Earth is my home, I volunteer, blog, promote native plants, do habitat restoration, and try my best to live a life that sustains the sacred life of Earth. I do this out of gratitude to the natural world. My existence here on Earth is fragile, and I don’t take it for granted.
Happy Earth Day, my Friends.
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