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 my husband and I watched the full moon first peek through and then rise above the darkened trees. A deer crossed our path, followed later by something small and furry--perhaps a woodchuck. Such simple beauty brings me home to my heart, and I realize afresh why we call her Mother Earth.