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Earth Day Celebrations April 11, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Nature, Sustainable Living.
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Earth Day comes but once a year . . . but this planet sustains us always.

Nature nurtures . . . when we nurture nature.

Want to get involved?  It’s as easy as 1~2~3:

(1) Picnic for the Planet

Start a Picnic! First 5 people to join the team and raise $500 or more will win an iPad!

Go!!

(2) Take a Pledge ~ Pledge to spend more time outside:

Walk instead of drive . . . Visit a park
Go for a bike ride . . . Climb a rock
Paddle down a river . . . Build an Ark (kidding!)

As a thank you for making your pledge, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a trip for two to the Cascades, home to ancient pine forests and stunning alpine vistas. 

The prize package includes:

* Two round-trip tickets to Seattle.
* Seven nights’ accommodation, most meals and a car rental.
* Day excursions to Rainbow Falls, Agnes Gorge, and McGregor Mountain.
* Two premium backpacks from The North Face.

(3) Be inspired by the wonders of nature ~ share your favorite piece of America or view videos submitted by other fans of Mother Earth.

Celebrate Earth Day . . . Every Day.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related post: Automattic’s Worldwide SP 5K (April 23rd – 29th)

Skeleton Architecture April 11, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, People, Poetry.
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Wikipedia ~ Skeleton (in Public Domain)

Joss shared a fluid excerpt from a book by Audre Lorde, in a post titled Poetry.  The excerpt ended:

We can train ourselves to respect our feelings, and to discipline (transpose) them into a language that matches those feelings so they can be shared.

And where that language does not yet exist, it is our poetry which helps to fashion it.  Poetry is not only dream or vision, it is the skeleton architecture of our lives.

That last line jumped out at me:

Poetry is not only dream or vision, it is the skeleton architecture of our lives.

So true.

Poetry and prose linked together allow us to communicate our concerns and considerations with the world.

Wikipedia ~ Skeleton (in Public Domain)

Communication
Communion
Common union
Community

Unity

One world.
One people.
One planet.
One future.

The skeleton
Bare bones
Architecture
Of our lives

Aah . . . that’s better!