We’re both working today – and on opposite shifts – so we’re unable to do my activity of choice for this day, which is visit the birdfeeder trail at a local conservation area. I’ll have to be satisfied by watching the park squirrels through the window at work.
Honouring the nature spirits is more than an appreciation of little squirrel feet and birdsong. I believe that it is part of my responsibility to walk gently upon the Earth and live in a sustainable way, as much as I am able.
In a recent article, Rev. Melissa Hill asks us to honour the Nature Spirits by being a Hobbit. Advocating sustainability, developing skills, and buying local, Rev. Hill is an inspiration for what I’d like to do in my life. She also provides an annotated list of resources for learning some of these skills yourself.