Sunday, November 21, 2010

for the beauty of the earth

Still from Earth, the movie. Also, I guess, the place.

We sang my very very favorite ever hymn ever in church today. You may know it, in fact:

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth,
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour,
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

This Thanksgiving (and yes, I know it's not actually the day yet), I'm particularly grateful for the immeasurably beautiful planet on which we live. I'm grateful for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and especially for the plants and animals that enrich our lives. To that end, I'm going to try to post something celebratory about our world and wildness every day this week. Try is, of course, the operative word, but I really will. Promise. Because even though it's a cliche, and even though I hate turkey and other traditional Thanksgiving foods, and even though the holiday is historically suspicious, at best, we really do have so much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving Week, friends.

1 comment:

  1. You hate turkey?! I don't know if I can know you anymore!

    Kidding, of course. I accept my friends no matter what their holiday-related idiosyncrasies may be.