A picture is worth a thousand words
‘The power of an image is to invite you, the viewer, into a time and place and make you believe you were actually there, right beside me as I tripped the shutter. These fractions of a second, caught on film, represent some of my best times in some of the best places I have had the privilege to travel. I will update this blog with entries from my journal whenever I can get access to a computer in my travels.’-Marine photographer and environmental lecturer Michael S. Nolan
Mother Nature in Tears
July 16, 2009 - Austfonna ice cap located on Nordaustlandet in Svalbard, Norway
‘Sometimes an image just seems to be too good to true! The image above has caused quite a stir around the world in so many ways. When I took the image early in the morning on July 16, 2009 from the bow of the National Geographic Explorer I was struck by the unmistakable likeness of the face of a woman crying. In fact once my mind locked onto the face it was hard to see any other pattern in the ice cap. I was moved to photograph this particular waterfall several different ways with a couple of different lenses. It was one of the best examples of a human likeness I have ever witnessed in nature.’...
‘I encourage everyone to go and experience Mother Nature for themselves, wherever (and however) you can find her! Perhaps she will change your life, as she has changed mine. I have hope for even the most ardent unbelievers. The beauty is all around you, you just have to open your eyes (and heart).’
Photo and excerpts: Michael S. Nolan
Timeless Words and Visions
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Envisioning the Future of our Children’s Education
Spiritual Ecology and 10 Practices to Reawaken the Sacred in Everyday Life
Spirituality and Environmentalism: Healing Ourselves and our Troubled World
Timeless Music and Lyrics
One of the world’s best-known and best-loved performers, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian.
When it comes to Mother Nature, his words, lyrics and music are timeless, everlasting and prophetic, a small sample highlighted below:
“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves we are the same.” – John Denver
John Denver-"Rocky Mountain High"
Now, at this point, the pertinent questions are:
How can the fools and the heartless not hear these words, see the pictures, read the words, feel the pain of Mother Nature, carrying on destroying Mother Earth, belittling and withdrawing from global accords,...?
I say: SHAME ON THEM. SHAME.