I’ve been reading Walden for a while now and this quote stuck with me from last night:

“We are wont to forget that the sun looks on our cultivated fields and on the prairies and forests without distinction. They all reflect and absorb his rays alike, and the former make but a small part of the glorious picture which he beholds in his daily course. In his view the earth is all equally cultivated like a garden. Therefore we should receive the benefit of his light and heat with a corresponding trust and magnanimity.” –Henry David Thoreau, Walden

 

As we tend our gardens, changing the landscape to provide for us, we shouldn’t forget that the rest of this earth is just as important as our little slice.  Not only should we take from the earth but we should give back as well…

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