Hello…My Name Is Earth

Illuminated Earth

Just like yours, my name begins with an upper case letter, and there is no “the” before my name. When do you ever say “the susan” or “the Jupiter”?

Adding “the” before my name turns me into an object — an object for you to use. Using my proper name in your speech and writing reminds you who I am.

I am a living source of perpetual giving — the intelligent matrix that supplies you and all creation with the balance of natural forces and life-sustaining elements that nourish us. There is plenty for all when we share.

Like your own mother, upon whom you also once depended for your very existence, I thrive under your loving care and attention. Or if necessary, I can fend for myself to ward off your misuse or neglect.

Names have power. Mine is Earth.