It has been said that the oil spill in the Gulf Coast is the single largest natural disaster to hit our earth to date. I certainly hope it is the largest one I will ever see, because the tragedy it has caused to our ecosystem and wildlife is heartbreaking, and I could not imagine watching our earth endure anything more.
Species are being threatened into extinction, including some species of sea turtles, whose existence already hung on by a fragile thread.
If we must believe everything happens for a reason, or if not, that we should find a purpose in what happens, then please let this be a lesson to treat our earth a little- no, a lot better. It is not our right to damage what does not belong to us.
"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children."
-Ancient Indian Proverb
*The drawing was done by me, based on a picture found online. Rights to the photo unknown.