XOXO Pachamama

what are these tall green things

Pachamama is beloved in South America and I find the idea of an earth goddess looking over us endearing. Rather than bemoan all the recycling we should be doing for Earth Day (Soapbox tone noted, Erin), I’ll say:
Querida Pachamama,
Thanks for all the cool stuff here on this third planet from the sun that doesn’t cost a dime: dark African nights with the Milky Way strung across the sky in a tangle of cosmic creation; the first sight of an ocean or the Grand Canyon, sunsets in Phoenix in August when the sky seems to be on fire, butterflies swirling about when you are on a long hike, silky white saguaro blooms gathered in late Spring crowns, shocking peonies, forests of tall pine that smell like butterscotch, animals so pretty they make you blush in awe, the smell of the desert after a long rain, monsoon season, honey, coffee, grapefruit, wine and the humans who once upon a time came up with the bagel/tortilla/bakery.
Gracias Mama Earth!


P.S. I’m sporting my Chacos and birdie messenger bag today and trying yet again to make sense of the public transportation available to East Valley residents who work downtown. Carpooled in, bussing/walking home. I’ve got my camera ready for another fun urban adventure.

9 Replies to “XOXO Pachamama”

  1. Thanks for the earth day greetings. Here in the former USSR, today has traditionally forcibly celebrated as Lenin’s birthday.

    It’s been a pleasure to give everyone a new cause to celebrate.


  2. Kelli, I read in the comments at Mama & Jack that you want chickens. Well, I just read a really neat post about urban chickens and something about a “Chicken tractor” (google images has a bunch)which is a cage on wheels that you move all around your yard so the chickens are free range and the yard has less bugs! Too cool. I hope you get those chickens so I can enjoy them through your blog!

  3. Kelli,

    Life just never ceases to amaze and humble me with the many and mystical ways in which we become connected with one another. Today I read your post about Pachamama, and today my daughter got her acceptance package to this program: http://www.leapnow.org/leapyear/groupsam.php

    She’ll be going to Ecuador, Peru and Argentina learning the language and engaging in service and environmental projects.

    It’s a good thing, these lives that we lead…and intersect in so many ways.


  4. Hope you had a Happy Earth Day. My bus broke down yesterday. šŸ™ It was actually a funny experience.

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