I was driving into work tonight and listening to the radio, and “Delilah” was on…and a caller called in and was talking about Native Americans and requested the song “Colors of the Wind”. I know its a Disney song, but it was beautifully done and I feel it has a powerful message…and it got me to thinking.
Perhaps its the Native American in me (we think its on my mother side but could never really confirm) or that I am an environmentalist at heart.…but.…
I think the Native Americans had it right before we came to this land. From what I have read or seen or heard, they never took more than they needed to survive and they always thanked the spirits of the item, for giving them what they needed. And they wasted nothing.
As the song played and I was driving through Roseville, it just made me think.…why couldn’t we have learned that more from them?
I love my comforts, and lord knows I hate camping, but still… I look around in a city and think… “Look at how much of nature we have destroyed because we needed a freeway here, or a supermarket there, or some shopping mall over there.”
Look at how much nature we have demolished and we can never really get that back. We can never experience running through that meadow in our bare feet, or climb the trees of that forest, or roll down that hill…
So I urge us to do what we can. Recycle where we can, preserve nature where we can, don’t take more than we need, and most of all, enjoy the nature that is left around us.
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