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Earth Day

Inspire, don’t require.
— NeoWayland

Tomorrow is the customary Earth Day.

I prefer the original Earth Day introduced on the vernal equinox in 1970. I combine it with my version of Arbor Day when I celebrate.

The original Earth Day was about celebrating the Earth and peace.

The second Earth Day was about compelling behavior and teaching environmentalism.

In short, the movement was hijacked by a politician.

And we’ve been pretending that is a Good Thing™ ever since.

So without the social justice hullabaloo, without shaming and controlling other people, let’s treat Earth Day as how it started. Celebrate the Earth and peace. Forget the environmentalism. Forget the social justice. Forget the politics.

It’s about the Earth, the one thing we share. It’s about peace, the one thing we should share. Hard to go wrong with either of those.



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The universe is written in mathematics. The Mystery is written in poetry. We're born where the two meet.

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	— NeoWayland, Kissed by the Lady Moon



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— John Muir


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	— NeoWayland


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	— NeoWayland


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"You have to believe in dreams…"

You have to believe in dreams, because sometimes they believe in you.
	— Simon R. Green, Something From the Nightside

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— Richard Smoley, from “My Mind Plays Tricks on Me”, Gnosis No. 19, Spring 1991



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