HOkay I am diving into the
fun, courtesy of https://lindaghill.com/category/stream-of-consciousness-saturday/ mostly because of the prompt word ‘spell’. You can read all about the prompt and rules if you click on the link as well as meet Linda!
What ‘prompted’ me to join the stream today was the word “spell”. I always let my mind wander to the possibilities in any prompt, and I was planning to write about Earth Day.
Yeah! Today is Earth Day, you know, a day set aside to make a real effort to remember where our gifts come from and to honor the agreement we made with the Creator to be stewards of this blue and green miracle. My friend unerstands this.
Can you spell Earth? I can.
Then I thought of the anagram for Earth.
An ancient Greek island lost during a monumental volcanic eruption that sent its entire population beneath the sea, long before my friend evolved into his tiny, charming self.
According to Wikipedia
The Minoan eruption of Thera, also referred to as the Thera eruption or Santorini eruption, was a major catastrophic volcanic eruption with a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6 or 7 and a dense-rock equivalent (DRE) of 60 km3 (14 cu mi). Dated to the mid-second millennium BCE, the eruption was one of the largest volcanic events on Earth in recorded history. It devastated the island of Thera (now called Santorini), including the Minoan settlement at Akrotiri and communities and agricultural areas on nearby islands and the coast of Crete with a related earthquake or tsunami.
There are no clear ancient records of the eruption, which may have inspired certain Greek myths, caused turmoil in Egypt and be alluded to in a Chinese chronicle.
I mused that a small change in how we spell Earth transports us back to another place and time when humans were urged to return to their ways of honoring the planet. Experts have compared Thera with tales of the lost civilization of Atlantis, fabled to be a highly advanced world of humans who fell away from their stewardship of the planet, and Mother Nature cried out in anger and pain, swallowing the careless keepers to cleanse her Creation.
Compared to some of what is being done to our living, breathing host and its own children, this was merciful.
My friend gets angry when we talk about it because he spells Earth
I found it fitting to have been led down this path on this day as we stand at the precipice of impending irreparable damage to our humanity.
Let’s remember to spell Earth as we want it to remain and not as history has written it.
We went to a Pow Wow today
And visited the beach
There are small wonders in so many places
This green and blue dot in space is magnificent, so please spell it write…
I mean right.
PS Happy Birthday, dear Noah!