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I feel much healthier now that we are back on Standard Time. I am not a morning person by nature, my thoughts dragging along an hour or two behind my lark-tempered companions. I cannot knit lace in the morning. I drift off into random parts of the pattern, thinking that my fingers know what they are doing.  They do not.

Right now, it feels like the world has slowed down and waited for me to catch up.

I am ready for this quiet time, although I am not prepared in the traditional sense. I am sitting in the heart of the spiral, wondering and waiting. Usually I carry a question or a point of focus with me. Sometimes I find it on the way here, through dreaming or meditation. This year, I am here in patience, willing to wait, to dabble my fingers in the pool that gathers around the bubbling spring, waiting for Her call. This kind of waiting is not passive. My senses are all as engaged as they would be if I were active. I am not coiling tight with frustration. It's hard to explain, but it is peaceful and restorative.

Wouldn't it be interesting if all I am meant to do is wait in peace?

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[Error: unknown template qotd]I'm most concerned that the contemporary way of life is in dis-harmony with the Earth. All the individual problems, such as polluted waters, global warming, reliance on fossil fuel, are but symptoms that stem from the fundamental disregard for our place in the eco-community.  We are part of the Earth.  Not something separate. Not masters with God given rights to deplete and destroy Her.

Can I make a difference?  I believe it.

I support alternative energy sources.  The Aerie is completely powered by wind and water. I drive as little as possible, and when I do, I have one of the most energy-efficient cars. I am vegetarian, and try to buy local food as much as possible.

Each Earth Day, I try to take one more step toward living in better harmony with the Earth. This year, my focus will be on water. We must keep water clean and free. Our lives depend on it.  The bottled water 'industry' produces mountains of plastic trash, not all of which is recycled. It also creates a mindset that tap water is inferior and beyond hope of improvement. I already use filtered tap water at home. I'm going to start carrying water from home, and avoid buying bottled water at all. Water is our birthright.  Let's keep it pure and free.

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