Write Now! Pretend you are an Astronaut, circling our Home Planet, and looking down on her seas and desert sands, her alps and wildflower-filled valleys, her clouds and her swirling storms. Write a love poem to Earth, sharing with her what you wish for her future. Use specific imagery, draw on familiar landscapes that you love, memories of connection and joy, and meditate on your chosen role as a passenger on our big blue space ship.
"If the earth were only a few feet in diameter, floating a few feet above a field somewhere, people would come from everywhere to marvel at it. People would walk around it marveling at its big pools of water, its little pools, and the water flowing between the pools. People would marvel at the bumps on it, and the holes in it, and they would marvel at the very thin layer of gas surrounding it and the water suspended in the gas. The people would marvel at all the creatures walking around the surface of the ball and at the creatures in the water. The people would declare it sacred because it was the only one, and they would protect it so that it would not be hurt. The ball would be the greatest wonder known, and people would come to pray to it, to be healed, to gain knowledge, to know beauty, and to wonder how it could be. People would love it and defend it with their lives because they would somehow know that their lives, their own roundness, could be nothing without it. If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter..."
- Joe Miller