2 days ago
We do not inherit Mother Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
I want to take my daughter on my favorite hike in Nusa Penida, where this photo was taken. I want to take my son surfing in Bondi Beach, where I first stood on a board. I want to take them to my favorite island Moore’a to climb palm trees. I want them to see rhinos in Africa and polar bears in the Arctic with their own eyes. I want to take them sailing and watch dolphins splash around us not trash floating in the water.
I want to take them to my favorite Tulum before it gets covered with plastic, I want them to play in the rain with locals kids in the Philippines so they can learn how to endlessly smile without worrying about their health. I want them to visit my favorite cities like New York, Paris or Bangkok without having to wear a smog mask.
I don’t want to show them my travel photos and say ‘well, you can’t do this anymore, this beach doesn’t exist, the water isn’t this blue anymore, the air no longer smells that fresh’. I don’t want them to tell me one day ‘I wish you and your friends cared more, Mom’.
So let’s fricken care. Care even more. Let’s truly comprehend we are one with the universe, the planet, with each other. We can’t be happy when our Mother Earth is dying in front of our eyes. Let’s give our money to brands that care, let’s lovingly but firmly keep each other accountable. Let’s make our kiddos proud. Happy #EarthDay tribe 🤘🏻🌍💙🌈 #april22 #loveyou #bali #nusapenida
Photo: @moretti #moretti at Nusa Penida, Indonesia