Embrace the World. Photo by mrcolo from Pixabay.
Photo by NASA from Unsplash.
Our Earth, one small blue planet, spins in space.
By day, we turn toward one blazing star.
By night, one moon reflects our star’s bright face,
one star among vast galaxies afar.
One fragile atmosphere envelopes Earth.
One rocky mantle guards its molten core.
One water fills the deep and gives clouds birth.
One land, five continents defined by shores.
Rainforest monkeys chatter in the trees.
In beds of giant kelp, sea otters play.
The lungs of earth are places such as these;
preserving habitats our task today.
All living things are one, fates intertwined;
Earth’s fortunes shape your destiny and mine.
Sea otters in a bed of giant kelp. Photo by Kieran Wood from Unsplash.
Photo by Antoni Shkraba from Pexels.
Photo by Rodnae Productions from Pexels.
Copyright© 2022 by Cheryl Batavia
A couple of weeks ago, we found undiscovered hurricane damage to our house. Dealing with the insurance company, roofing companies, and contractors is consuming a lot of time and energy, and I have had to put my planned projects on hold. The insurance company has approved a new roof, payment for tree removal, and some needed repairs. Contractors are very busy with all the damage to properties here, and ours is not an emergency, so it may be some months before the work is completed.