NASA's images of earth from space take my breath away. Our beautiful planet appears to be floating in a sea of quiet. There are no distinctions from this vantage point--no Democrats or Republicans; no racial or religious divides; just a little blue planet--alive with color and light.
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell referred to a "glimpse of divinity" when he saw earth from his space window and spoke of "an instant global consciousness." Though I will never see first hand that which Mitchell and a few others have enjoyed, I have a sense of the interconnectedness of life by just living in the Ozark Mountains.
Last night as the moon peeked over the landscape, deer emerged from the darkened trees. They wandered silently across yards and nibbled on treats unseen. Such simple beauty brings me home to my heart, and I realize afresh why we call her Mother Earth.
a quiet moment
finding earth beneath my feet
changes how I see
by Gwen M Plano
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