by Mary M

“The idea that we live in something called “the environment” is utterly preposterous . . . The world that environs us, that is around us, is also within us. We are made of it; we eat, drink, and breathe it; it is bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh.”

— Wendell Berry

In caring for the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, we care for ourselves. My mother used to say, “Pretty is as pretty does.” Indeed. Clean outside is clean inside. The world calls us to look around and to consider. It mirrors our souls’ depths.

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