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Friday, April 22, 2011
Dear Planet Earth
Dear Planet Earth,
Where do I begin? I have hurt you in so many ways that my apology will surely ring hollow. You’ve always been there for me through all the ups and downs - never complaining. Day in and day out, I know I can count on you. You’re steady. You provide everything I need. You are simply the best and I take advantage of you in the worst ways, never saying thank you; treating you with a casual disregard. I’m even afraid to look you in the eye; doing so would hurt as much as staring at the red hot sun. No, an apology is simply not enough, but it is all I have to give.
You never say no to me. If I ask for more, you try to comply. I feel you shudder and quake at times, but you never deny me.
It’s funny how it works. A psychologist would surely classify us as having a classic abusive relationship. I dish it out and you keep coming back for more. I don’t know why you continue to care about me. The last time I did something really nice for you was…….well, I’m not really sure when that was. Pitiful, that’s what I am.
I’m going to change. I promise this time. I really mean it. Are you listening? I feel you turning away. Maybe if you talked back, it would help our relationship.
I do love you. I look around on a day like today and I realize what I have in you. Perfection, that’s what you are. Your beauty astounds me - your virtues more plentiful than the stars. I beg you to forgive me. I promise this time it will be different.
I know. I’ll plant a tree today in your honor. There, I made you smile.
With love and deep admiration,
A Citizen of the Earth