This week's prompt is: GREEN
Then I thought about living green, which is all about taking care of the planet we call home. I am all for that...within reason. You couldn't call me a tree-hugging greenie, though I grew up believing we need to tread lightly and still do. I just don't think it's necessary to be an extremist, an alarmist, or militant about it.
Green with envy? Such a waste of time. Chances are if you knew the whole story, the grass on the other side of the fence grows over the septic tank.
What I really think of when I think of green, is home....this southwestern corner of Pennsylvania (which literally means "Penn's Woods). The first time I went on a mission trip to the Navajo Nation I had one of the Navajo kids tell me that he wished he could come home to Pennsylvania with me. He was quickly joined by a chorus of other voices agreeing that Pennsylvania must be a wonderful, beautiful place. Now, there was me, walking around in awe and wonder at my first look at the high desert country of New Mexico and Arizona with its brilliant blue skies and red rock formations and I couldn't imagine anything more breath-taking. So, I asked the kids why they wanted to come to Pennsylvania, what did they think it was like? And one little boy looked at me and said, "Green." To a kid born in the desert and who had never been anywhere else all the green of Pennsylvania seemed like heaven. I've looked at my home state differently ever since.
|Linn Run State Park....about 15 miles from my house.|