Sunday, September 7, 2008

February 4, 2004

Gaia
by James Taylor
JT on Sony.com: "There is a theory suggested by the planetologist John Lovelock, that life (on earth) is one inter connected, self regulating organism (watch out). He named it the GAIA theory after the ancient Greek earth goddess (evidently). Your basic tree huggers anthem."
A self-professed tree hugger of the highest order, this song by the original and best JT speaks to my heart. This sunrise photo always brings the verse "petal sky and the rosy dawn" to mind. Enjoy James Taylor's words and give the song a listen. If I could get my Playlist to change for me (major tech problems I'm not in the mood to fool with) I'd play it for you.
The sky was light and the land all dark
The sun rose up over Central Park
I was walking home from work
GAIA
The petal sky and the rosy dawn
The world turning on the burning sun
Sacred wet green one we live on
GAIA
Run run run run said the automobile and we ran
Run for your life take to your heels
Foolish school of fish on wheels
GAIA
Turn away from your animal kind
Try to leave your body just to live in your mind
Leave your cold cruel mother earth behind
GAIA
As if you were your own creation
As if you were the chosen nation
And the world around you just a rude and
Dangerous invasion
GAIA
Someone's got to stop us now
Save us from us
Gaia
No one's gonna stop us now
We thought we ought to walk awhile
So we left that town in a single file
Up and up and up mile after mile after mile
We reached the tree line and I dropped my pack
Sat down on my haunches and I looked back down
Over the mountain
Helpless and speechless and breathless
GAIA
Pray for the forest pray to the tree
Pray for the fish in the deep blue sea
Pray for yourself and for God's sake
Say one for me
Poor wretched unbeliever
Someone's got to stop us now
Save us from us Gaia
No one's gonna stop us now
So on this lovely, cool, pre-fall Sunday morning during my walk with Baylee, the sun was rising through the trees and a fog was lifting and it was beautiful and this song came to mind. Enjoy.

3 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

I love this series of sunsets you're posting, Debi! AND it's really great to SEE your posts on Blotanical again! I guess something must be working. :)

wcgillian said...

I agree with Nancy, these have been all Oooooh and awhhhhh photos.

RJ

Caty said...

Enjoy for your day .nice .

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