As 2024 begins, we are dealing with global wars, environmental problems, and lots of division among communities everywhere. It would be wonderful if we all thought like Roana Jones who said, “When I look at our planet I don’t see any borders. So I see you as Citizen of Earth just like me, this is who we truly are.”
It made sense for our theme to be OUR PLANET—everyone’s planet. And remember, “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” says Marshall McLuhan. What kind of impact do you want to make on Mother earth? L.M. Wilde said, “When we honor the earth, we honor ourselves.” And I would like to add that we honor each other, too.
This year we will start by honoring our WATER. Quarter two will be EARTH followed by FIRE and then AIR. Remember, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” — W. H. Auden