Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Law of Mother Earth's Rights

A   L   O   H   A !
 Pint Sized Rainbow

" Singing in the rain
just singing in the rain,
what a glorious feeling,
I'm happy again. "

Arthur Freed










 Double Palm Twin Perspective


“ If there is to be any peace
 it will come through
 being, not having. ” 

Henry Miller









 Lit Up Torch [Ginger]

" People are 
naturally nearly alike; 
but by practice, 
we get to be 
wide apart. "


Confucius, 
The Confucian Analects












Red Crested Cardinal

"- to listen to stars and birds, 
babes and sages, 
with open heart;










" -in a word, 
to let the spiritual, 
unbidden and unconscious,
 grow up through
 the common-
-this is my symphony.  "

William Henry Channing, 
1810 - 1884 



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Bolivia's
 Law of the Rights of Mother Earth
is based on the understanding 
that the Well Being of this Planet
is primary to all of us, to every creature,
to the Future.

Earth, her ecosystems 
and human communities
are recognized as titleholders
of inherent rights 
which the law spells out.

In the USA,
corporations enjoy
Human Rights
including privacy.
Well funded confusers
deny human impacts
on the Earth and our
Climate.

China, Russia, USA
are essentially owned
and operated
by economic elites;
a mere handful of 
people.

It is the emerging nations:
India, Africa, South America,
who might lead us forward
through the basic wisdom
they have not yet had 
confused out of them.

God, Bless the common people,
the animals, the beings of Nature.

We all need to pay attention
when Big Money lies to us.

Thus endeth the sermon;
my sermon of Earth Day.

I was at the first Earth Day celebration  
April 22, 1970,
 at Fairmount Park's Belmont Plateau 

in Philadelphia.

The US Environmental Protection Agency

 was proposed by President Richard Nixon (R)

and began operation on December 2, 1970,

 after he signed an executive order.

Thanks for Your visit,
my fellow passenger
                  Warmly, cloudia


24 comments:

aspiritofsimplicity said...

great post. I wish that we had come further than we have in the decades since the first earth day. In many ways it seems like we are worse off...plastics, GMO's....but in some ways we are better off so I suppose there is hope.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Happy Earth Day, Cloudia! Wise thoughts and beautiful pictures.

That cardinal is handsome!

Anonymous said...

With such beautiful surroundings, every day is Earth Day in Hawaii. I admire those wanting to preserve it. DrumMajor

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful post.
Happy Earth Day

Brian Miller said...

it is sad to think that it takes practice to keep us apart...but it does speak to our ownership of the situation....we are all connected

happy earth day....
& aloha from va

Karen S. said...

A most fitting and beautiful post Cloudia. I'm thinking just like Henry, and Lyra and I spent an early earth day yesterday! The results of some of our hike is at Carmi's Chaos for this week!

Karen S. said...

I'm still feeling itchy, after yesterday! Hehehe!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Being, not having, Cloudia - how true. But I think maybe one does not realise this until one gets older.

Charles Gramlich said...

Unfortunately, as soon as the elites decide the emerging countries are worth worrying about they will end up taking those over too

TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful. i just love those cardinals!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent post Cloudia, I agree with your first commenter, we need to do so much more. J'adore your tiny red crested cardinal, you were lucky he sat still for you. Henry Miller had some good thoughts along with his 'saucy' works :)

Adam said...

Happy Earth Day

Rajesh said...

Wonderful. Happy Earth Day.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Each of YOU ♥

Indrani said...

Beautiful pics for the occasion.
Greetings to you too!

Hilary said...

Fine post, Cloudia. And very cool that you were part of the first Earth Day celebration.

LOLfromPasa said...

Your last photograph is especially stunning. In 1970 I was living in Honolulu...a long time ago now :).

William Kendall said...

Ironic that Nixon of all people would have instituted that agency.

We have ourselves a PM who's hellbent on stripping all regulations, muzzling all scientists from saying anything, and giving the oil companies whatever they want.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Such a pretty bird!
~

claude said...

Very interesting post, Cloudia !
I love the pretty bird.
Aloha !

Kay said...

Wonderful post, Cloudia. Art will be thrilled since he did work for the USEPA for over 20 years.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

It's all in the perspective, isn't it? Congratulations on your POTW.
Very cool that you were there on that very first Earth Day!
My oldest son was born on the 20th anniversary of Earth Day. For several years he assisted in creating a birthday cake that looked like a map of the earth.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Indeed a good post. I remember the first Earth Day. I was in 8th grade and had to walk the school grounds to pick up trash. I, too, wish we were much further ahead.