Today is earth day. It is also one of my best friend’s 30th birthday. And the day that one year ago this website came into form. The day is about all of us, me, and the earth. Without all of it there would be none of it.
I wonder where we will be in one hundred years when our human culture is moving soooo fast. Of course, there are many ideas about where we are headed. I feel overwhelmed when I look into all the different theories and perspectives. We all have our own. Sometimes we adapt them from others and sometimes we think we are unique. Both are true.
Deep within us is a vast amount of knowledge. We each have access and can consume as much as we desire. We can study about how the earth is melting, heating, being consumed by us and we can study the millions of ways that we can stop this, prevent this, or fix this. Our space and lives influenced by the important other players of this human life.
A year ago, I started this website. I was scared to put myself out there. I was scared to talk about my experiences. So much so that my husband wrote the entire copy for the pages. When I wrote the first blog post I was deeply concerned about others perceptions and projections. Later I grew into knowing that I have to write my own life. No one else can do this for me and if I am scared then that is the life I am writing in the moment. And that is ok. One step at a time, I will come into being who I am. This is unique and particular. It is also universal.
Our earth is our home and I also live in Santa Monica, CA. My friend who is turning 30 is in Europe this week. We travel to visit other places and learn of other cultures. Today is a day of remembrance, appreciation, and reflection. How does the earth serve us? How do we serve the earth? In a universe of a billion stars and darkness, we sit here together in our individual spaces and wonder together. Where will be in 100 years? And how can we care for ourselves enough to care about where we will be in 100 years? In one year, my many baby steps have led me into places that I never thought I would be. I have learned to care about people, places, and things that I never thought possible. I trust that we all know deep down- there is nowhere else to live, work, and play- with the human heart.