Enjoy the Elements – Earth

Saying someone is “the salt of the earth” typically means they are “down to earth” or that they are well grounded, hard-working, strong. We talk about people being “earthy” and there is certainly a movement back towards simplifying and “living off the earth”. There is even a theory out there that states the planet is a living, breathing organism.

When we talk about “earth”, we can talk about our planet, the dirt, the rocks, the minerals. It is all of the solid matter that makes up our world along with the water and the wind. We will explore out to use the element of earth in our Enjoy the Elements workshop this Saturday from 1-3 P.M.

In the meantime, read this wonderful poem called Earth Ball, by an unknown author:

If the earth  were  only  a
few  feet   in   diameter,   floating  a
few     feet     above    a    field    somewhere,
people     would     come    from     everywhere   to
marvel     at    it.      People     would    walk    around   it
marveling    at    its     big     pools    of     water,     its    little
pools    and     the     water     flowing   between     the    pools.
People   would     marvel    at    the   bumps    on    it,    and    the
holes    in    it,    and    they    would    marvel    at   the    very    thin
layer   of  gas   surrounding    it   and    the   water     suspended   in
the   gas.   The    people    would    marvel    at    all    the    creatures
walking  around   the    surface   of   the   ball,   and   in    the   water.
The  people    would    declare   it  precious    because   it   was    the
only  one   and   they   would   protect    it   so   that   it   would   not
be   hurt.     The    ball     would     be      the     greatest     wonder
known,  and    people   would   come    to    behold    it,     to  be
healed,   to     gain   knowledge,     to      know    beauty   and
wonder   how   it   could    be.      People    would   love  it,
and   defend   it    with   their     lives,    because  they
would    some    how     know    that   their   lives,
their    own  roundness,  could  be  nothing
without    it.      If    the  earth   were
only    a    few     feet    in
d i a m e t e r.

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