“To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival” Wendell Berry
This is a day late for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but I don’t think the Earth will scold me for being a day late. The entire world is in a place we’ve never been to before. None of us know what our lives will be like a year or two from now. What the Earth has shown us during this scary and difficult time is that it can begin healing quickly if we only give it a chance.
What must be an amazing sight for some around the world are those places that have been shrouded in smog to the point those living there no longer even knew what a blue sky looked like. Major global cities such as New Delhi, where they can now see the Himalayas for the first time in thirty-years, are experiencing clear, blue skies. Venice, Italy has not only seen the skies clear, but their water canals also are once again clear. The normal smog-filled skies in Los Angeles are once again clear. This is repeated all around the world. While we all know this breath of environmental fresh air will only last for a brief time, it does show us just how much has been lost. Sometimes we forget until we see a blue sky!