Today, April 21, 2013, is Earth Day.
Once again, we celebrate this world we live on, a haven of life and sustenance as it spins in the dark and lifeless void of space. The Earth: it is powerful, it gives us life. But it is also fragile; we are altering the course of this world and not always for the better.
So we take this time, this day, to truly appreciate what a special gift the Earth is and our great and wonderful responsibility for it, for ourselves and our children.
Just look at the Earth. Look at it!
As this precious planet holds us safe in the cradle of it's life giving essence of land, water and air, let's take a moment to consider a most surprising truth:
Mother Earth is a selfish BITCH!
I mean, really! She pours down rain on me no matter what my plans are. My garden party has been ruined! Thanks for nothing, you planetary hussy!
And we put down a few million miles of paved highways that criss-cross all over her so we can travel faster to better see her wonders preserved in national parks and amusement parks on the way to my beach house. But is she grateful? Oh hell no! She makes the weather hot. Then hotter! And HOTTER! What the hell? What did I do to deserve that? Great! Now we have to put down even more millions of miles of paved highways so I can speed up my trip to my mountain chateau.
And don't get me started about earthquakes! Mother Earth gets a bit of indigestion and the next thing you know, parts of her start to shake and shimmy. (Maybe Mother Earth should lose a few pounds.) The ground opens up and poor people start falling in. Poor people! What a terrible thing to do, Mother Earth, making me think about poor people. I don't like thinking about poor people! But do you care? NO! You and your little earthquakes. They can really mess up my day!
Now we have to have a whole DAY dedicated to the Earth? A WHOLE DAY?! Egotistical much? Look around you, missy; you're not the only planet in the solar system. Oh, yeah! What, too insecure to let another planet have a turn?
People, we need to show the Earth who's the boss!*
*No, not the classic series starting Tony Danza & Judith Light
And that means we can't let this world run all over us and expect this to be Earth Day every year. Another of our planetary neighbors deserves a shot.
How about Uranus? How come we can't show a little love for Uranus?