If we’re being completely honest here (which just so happens to be one of my resolutions for 2018), I haven’t been having the best days recently; extra intense PMS resulting in me being super sensitive to every-dang-thing, gloomy “spring” weather for days on end, Mercury being in retrograde, and April apparently being the hardest month of 2018 for Scorpios has taken a giant toll on me.
I’m happy to report, though, that the weather is finally warming up, the sun is coming out more often, Mercury is finally out of retrograde, and this overall bleh month is coming to an end! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to sit down and draft one of the many posts I’ve got planned, but sometimes your head is so foggy that the idea of having a full thought is like having a miracle happen in front of you.
But this is a topic for another post, so I’ll move on to the real intention of this post: Earth Day!
A belated Earth Day reflection
If you ever find yourself bored or in need or something to do, I suggest pondering our earth and our place in the universe in general. Think, for a moment, about how tiny we are in comparison to the size of our planet, and then compare the size of our planet to an INFINITE universe.
I studied evolution in school so I’m aware that this is what has led us to the present day, but in a more philosophical sense, I’m just always blown away by the thought that we’re all here on this giant, one-of-a-kind (that we’re aware of, at least) floating rock that somehow has a variety of environments, life-sustaining water, and so much diversity. I truly, truly think that if people thought about this more often, it would quickly alter their definition of “fortune”.
I’ve always recoiled a little whenever I was called a “hippy” because it would always be accompanied by a sarcastic tone, but over the years I’ve learned to embrace everything the culture stands for. Humans have quickly become the most selfish and self-serving species on this earth, and every. single. thing. is suffering in the name of convenience and laziness, and we need to do more and use less.
The earth was successful in sustaining itself and everything living on it before human greed and the desire for more came along. Here are some numbers to put some things into perspective:
Our beautiful Mother
Writing about and sharing photos of our beautiful Earth was more than the perfect topic to get me back into the swing of posting again. There is little that I’m more passionate about than gaining new experiences and seeing all the different ways that our planet can look, and it breaks my heart to think that I and future generations might not be able to see them as a result of our own doing. Relationships are a two-way street, and our relationship with Mother Earth is arguably one of the most important ones that we’ll ever have.
PROTECT MOTHER EARTH AT ALL COSTS, DANG IT!
Before I end this post, I thought I’d share some of my favourite photos that I’ve taken of this wonderful, awe-inspiring planet. I hope they give you so many feels!