April 22, 2019

Earth Day and Earth Girl

Linda aka Earth Girl in her preferred habitat - surrounded by Nature.

On April 22, 1967 Earth Girl was born. I was 6 years old, and living 6,000 kilometres away. Little did I know that our paths were destined to cross 20 years later.

Three years after Earth Girl's birth, on April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets on the very first Earth Day. What got people into the streets was a desire to highlight the negative effects of 150 years of industrialization. 

Fast forward to 1987, and we see that fate finally had its way with us. The day our paths crossed represents one of the best moments of my life. I had found a partner that loved Nature as much as I did, and was willing to go to any lengths to enjoy and protect it.

Now, it is difficult for me to separate Earth Day and Earth Girl. It seems that they are one and the same. She would rather live poor in a cave close to nature than reside in a high society penthouse with unlimited wealth. She will not be separated from her source, our source, THE source - Mother Nature. 

Today, both are imperilled. 

Mother Earth and Earth Girl have both endured terrible attacks, perhaps from similar sources. Has 200 years of industrial development caused the disease of multiple sclerosis? No one knows, but I am certain that it hasn't helped. 

Unfortunately, the conventional industrial "treatments" haven't helped either, and they often make things worse. How can you treat something when the cause remains a total mystery? We should be very wary of a system that is causing all the problems offering so-called solutions to those problems.

But Linda has found her own treatment, and that is living close to Nature.

This morning I got up to initiate our morning routine, and wanted to do something special for her as she lay in bed waiting for me to assist her. I opened our bedroom window wide. She listened, and smiled. 

Our room was instantly filled with the sounds of songbirds singing their praises to the Earth, and perhaps to Earth Girl as well. We could hear a woodpecker hammering on a hollow tree trunk in the distance, and some peepers, too. 

I didn't buy anything for Linda's birthday, for what could be better than the ample gifts of Nature? Plus, she doesn't want anything. Just me. 

Next year will be the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Is the Earth better off than it was in 1970? 

MS aside, I can confidently say that 52 years after Linda's birth, she is better than ever. 

Today I celebrate Earth Day. But I am celebrating Earth Girl even more.


  1. Anonymous4/22/2019

    Awww! What a beautiful post! Happy Birthday, Linda!

  2. Anonymous4/22/2019

    A very happy birthday to you, Linda! Your beautiful smile shows how content Nature makes you, and that is priceless. Peace, Erin

  3. Happy Birthday, Linda. She is blessed to have you.

  4. Anonymous4/22/2019

    You both have two priceless gifts - love of nature, and love of one another.

    The happiest of birthdays to you Linda.

    Hugs from Australia,


  5. Happy birthday Linda, what a beautiful tribute to a beautiful person.

  6. Anonymous4/23/2019

    This is beautiful, just like Linda. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. - Mary

  7. Happy Birthday, Linda! Best wishes in the coming year.

  8. Anonymous4/24/2019

    Beautiful! Both you and your husbands tribute. Happy belated and hope you had a wonderful day! Love and peace, Rebecca

  9. Thank you, everyone, for your beautiful birthday wishes. Such wonderful positive energy is healing in itself, and both of us appreciate it.

  10. I somehow missed this post. I hope Linda had a wonderful birthday!


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