A little Madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King,
But God be with the Clown---
Who ponders this tremendous scene---
This whole Experiment of Green---
As if it were his own!
this poem--although written in the 1800's---to me speaks of Earth love, environmentalism & preservation....how can we think we "own" our Earth? if we revered her properly, we would not be mistreating her so. So far much of our Earth stewardship has not been the best, I hope the tide is turning in favor of more care and real concern for the mess we have made of her.
I took these photos one spring in Alaska...where I learned to love and revere our green Earth.
I am an artist who was born and grew up in Alaska, as did my mother--my grandfather was a gold miner. I am recently returned from serving in the US Peace Corps as a volunteer on the Island of Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean. Some of the tasks I did as a volunteer : I taught art at a primary school, helped the school with development projects, volunteered with a youth group, and volunteered helping to organize and produce a local literary festival. I also worked for over 20 years on commercial fishing boats in Alaskan waters and lived for over 18 years in the Alaskan "bush" with no electricity and no cars. Alaska has shaped my view of life and culture, but so has raising two daughters, a life of making art in many mediums, and owning my own Used and Rare Bookstore. I guess I am somewhat of a vagabond who has done many things in my life--deckhand on a fishing boat, bookseller, nanny, chef,
administrative assistant in a college
dean's office,mom (that is a job!) but I always come back to artist.
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