Thoughts on Earth Day with a thought to the Homeric Hymn in Her honor.

Homeric Hymn XXX to Gaea (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C7th – 4th B.C.) :“To Gaia (Gaea, Earth) the Mother of All. I will sing of well-founded Gaia (Earth), mother of all, eldest of all beings. She feeds all the creatures that are in the worlds, all that go upon the goodly land, and all that…

“With Liberty and Justice for All”

These words are the final words of the Pledge of Allegiance in the United States — and are aspirational instead of a statement of something that exists in the real world. Within the last decade, we have had our nation’s first black President, our first television “reality” show president, a pandemic that hit the world…