Opinion: For the love of birds live lightly on the Earth, says Cokton man
To the Editor:
I love birds because they are always around. They give me so much to love. They are so vibrantly alive, inspiring me to reach for more aliveness in how I live my life. Frequent experiences lead to a deep sense of familiarity. It is good to know that I know them well.Finding such a great source of benefit in birds, I have come upon a deep desire to make life better for them. I believe the best things I can do to help are to live a low impact on the environment life and encourage others to do the same. We can all start eating organic food. This will hasten the coming of the day when no more toxic chemicals are put on the land. For the love of birds we can choose to eat organic food.
Turning away from materialism will make life much better for the wild birds. Less manufacturing of material things will prevent much pollution. Air and water quality will improve. Because birds eat insects and drink surface water they are particularly vulnerable to the harm of pollution.
We can find wonderful alternatives to buying material things. Loving Nature, bright-minded thinking outdoors, and writing are environmentally friendly pursuits. The desire to buy and possess material things has disappeared. I am so glad that this change has taken place in my heart. I am much happier with a life free of materialism.
Hopefully, this letter to the editor will be the beginning of a community-wide conversation on living lightly upon the Earth. The time is upon us for changing the way we live to make sure that the Earth continues to be a place of health and happiness for animals and people alike. Loving the wild birds can empower us to make these much needed changes.
Donald L. Hassig