Our big blue Planet, the Earth is very much alive and breathing! It would be rather superficial for us to simply regard the planet we so carelessly inhabit as being merely a cold and lifeless mechanical system whose dynamics ought to be observed only from a geological perspective. Truth be told, every element or process plays a unique and very important role in giving a face to the world we see today.
The “all seeing eye” we all sometimes make use of, should focus on all those small, yet extraordinary side effects that accompany each and every one of those laboriously organized and interconnected natural processes. All those unique forms of life, some more evolved than others, through which life has bloomed at unimaginable speeds and through unthinkable means, are nothing more than little natural wonders.
I picture the Earth as being some sort of living thing, which only lets us see, inhabit and exploit its big, blue, head. Moreover, its wast and greenish forests that used to spread all over dry land, could be its hair and the underwater fire belt in the Pacific Ocean could surely put a smile on its face. However, our planet is quite old… we can easily see its grey hairs all over the Poles. I know this picture I have of our Planet may seem a bit childish, but imagination has no limits and why shouldn’t we humanize the planet we live on?
Earth’s dynamics is created through the life it springs into all of us, big or small living creatures. We are the ones that put a little bit of makeup on our homes’ natural face, US – the VIPs that rule everything and everyone. Why? Simply because we have both the intelligence and technological power to transform the surrounding elements so as to suit our needs. In our own greed, we have exploited all the natural wealth that has been offered to us, almost to the limit. Such as criminals do, we have cut down trees from every corner of the world… maybe because baldness is in fashion and our Planet needs to keep up with the trends. All our technological progress has only crippled our home, irreparably damaging it.
In this apocalyptic process we had begun, someone, somewhere had a glimpse of the dark future that awaited us and made us all aware that the path we were currently on was only going to lead to our demise. I only hope we can find the strength inside ourselves to continue with all those programs aimed at reviving our diseased home. We need to see that we are all bound up together, connected through unseen and untouchable liaisons. Both of us, the Earth and ourselves, are equal partners in this hectic never sleeping infinite space we call the Universe. It is vital for us to start communicating with one another, because only together can we find a balance…