Sunday, March 19, 2006

My family freidns took their baby to
the Child Dedication ceremony at First Unitarian Church in Portland last year.

This is what the church members read aloud to the families:

We, the members and friends of the First Unitarian Church, welcome these children into our midst. We will help these parents prepare their children to be independent adults, aware of the world as it is and as it ought to be, aware of the power of one dedicated individual to change its course, aware of the power of love to overcome tragedy, evil and injustice.

: )

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

You might awake one morning and find that nature is part of you, literally internal in your being. You would then treat nature as you would your lungs or kidneys. A sponteneous environmental ethics surges forth from your heart, and you will never again look at a river, a leaf, a robin, in the same way.
- Ken Wilber, A brief History of Everything.