"The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit - this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden."
-Johann von Goethe
Today is Earth Day, a day to celebrate and honor our spinning orb. I honor this day by letting the little tree that has grown in my tulip pot out on my patio stay with plans to re-plant it in front of my living room window as a testament to the wonders of what the world gives us without asking for it. At first it was a weird little vine that I thought was cool, but this year it chose to stand erect and flourish and now at over 6ft I will transplant the lil' bugger when the tulips are done doing their tulip thing. Mother Nature isn't always nice, her wrath has been felt by many, but when she gives you a tree, you better treat it with respect.