A few tall pines still grow on this land. When winds blow
through them you hear songs of the past. Melodic tunes carry the mind back
to times when there were plenty of wolf, bear, deer and fish in the clean running waters.
Those were very old days. In our lifetime abundant wildlife has all but disappeared.
Many memories and dreams of those animals remain. Programs and days are
set aside to remember the Earth and honor what we have almost forgotten.
Can we truly remember what is so polluted and sadly destroyed?
Are our eyes open to the truth?
Earth and all its inhabitants are in peril unless we remember just how unique
and rare a place Mother Earth is. What will happen in the lifetime of our children?
We face many challenges: oceans warming, poles melting,
countless species disappearing.
Human beings are adaptable and so too are the animals, if they
have a healthy place to live and are given a chance to survive.
Do you want to live on Earth without them?*
“If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know,
you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.” Chief Dan George
Earth Day commentary originally published April 2010 was written by Eddie Two Hawk