Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Happy Earth Day!

shake it So, today was Earth Day. All around me, people were doing things to the contrary of what Earth Day is supposed to inspire. Like using the world as their ashtray. I was very annoyed. I guess it just hasn't caught on (even though it's been around since the '70s... I guess Hallmark hasn't found a good way to capitalize on it, so there's no sense in promoting it). I really don't get the sense of entitlement that some people seem to have. They think the world owes them something, and that they don't have to give back. Sorry, life just doesn't work that way.

Or maybe it does, if you're blissfully ignorant.

chasin' waterfalls But seriously. I mean, I'm not all 'love mother Earth, hippie chick' ... but it's fairly obvious that throughout my generation, and the generations before, we have been doing some serious damage to the world. The fact that I got a sunburn today (in APRIL. In TORONTO), and gasoline is now up to $1.20 a LITRE has got to say something about the current state of the world.

In any case. Today, I chose to spend my Earth day seeing some of the best of what nature has to offer. I took a stroll through High Park... just me, my camera, my iPod and my Starbucks iced white mocha (in my own mug that I brought from home). It was absolutely lovely. There were tonnes of people out. I was stopped by a lady and her daughter who asked me what I was taking a picture of, and we chatted for a while. It was really nice to be alone, but still feel like part of a community. I haven't really been feeling much love for Toronto lately, but being in High Park definitely perked me up a bit.

Here's the pictures:

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Lori Anne Haskell said...

Love the photos, Katie. Although I am bummed I was not invited.....:)/ Hugs.

Katie said...

LOL ;) It was very last minute. We can go together when you come visit me ;) hehe.

Rebecca said...

I was thinking of celebrating Earth Day late tomorrow and riding my bike to the zoo and taking pictures, but alas, that will wait.

You should see the pile of cardboard on my curb for the recycling guys though!! :) I heart recycling.

Matt Fried said...

Nicely done, Ms. Gennaro.

Sarah said...

I wish you could teach me photography! Great shots.


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