Sunday, April 1, 2012

Earth Hour Enlightenment

I lit my favourite candles last night well in advance of the 8 pm start of Earth Hour - to be ready when  hubby and I switched off the lights. It's become a tradition in our household - not that it saves alot of strain on the energy grid, but it is just our small way to remind ourselves that we belong to the human race - the default stewards of this tiny little planet of ours. It's our way of acknowledging the work we have to do to preserve our delicate eco balance and sustain life on earth.

There is a certain ethereal tranquility that falls over the house once we unplug. I went to the front window to watch our neighbourhood fall into darkness, however it was apparent that they all didn't get the memo. But I am proud of our local restaurants that really get into the spirit of Earth Hour, advertising romantic candlelight dinners.

We need these reasons to come together and act as one race - united earthlings - and connect over that which we share. For one hour we focus on that which unites as opposed to that which divides us. And if nothing else, for one hour on a Saturday night, there is no background noise, no lights, and no barriers to romance.

1 comment:

  1. I am such a sucker for an movement, big or small, that involves people working together. We participate in Earth hour, too, but I'd be lying if I said we did it this year. :/ We were one of the ones that completely forgot. It just totally slipped my mind and then we remembered afterward and were like, "Uh-oh!" Don't judge us too harshly! :)


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