words for your weekend + happy earth day
"This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons and with the young and the mothers of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body."
-Walt Whitman, from the preface of Leaves of Grass
Happy Earth Day, you! Do you have any big plans for today? Seeing how I spent a good portion of yesterday trying to explain to Sela what exactly the earth is ("Mom, that's a globe! It's not in space, it's on my shelf. Look, I'll just show you where Phillippines is..."), I think it's important that our family does a little something to show some love for our "globe." I'm hoping to plant some peas, carrots, and potatoes in my little corner of the community garden, but I'm worried it's still too muddy out. Maybe we'll just have to make awesome flower crowns instead!
If you're looking for some Earth Day ideas, my yoga teacher + friend, Corena, shared this cool article earlier this week, and I thought it was full of great tips and a lot of useful information.
Oh, and Happy Easter, too! XOXO
Photo Credit : Eric Lafforgue