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Chatting With the Earth


By Amethyst ChampagnePublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Chatting With the Earth
Photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash

“I’m doing the best I can!” I threw my hands up in the air.

The Earth rumbled beneath my feet, “I saw you throw plastic in the garbage.”

I sighed, my face feeling warm.

Yes, I had put a plastic container in the trash instead of recycling it. But that had been one time. And someone had tossed it on the ground long before my arrival; I’d just ensured it didn’t become litter.

So I couldn’t believe Earth was bringing it up now.

“I do plenty of things that help you.”

I volunteered to do park cleanups on the weekends, my house was the pinnacle of energy efficiency, I rode my bicycle to work, and I was picky about the products I purchased.

“I know you do.”

“Then why bring up the plastic container?”

“So you don’t fall into bad habits.”

I pursed my lips.

Earth had a point. And she was desperate for major change.

She started talking to me a few months ago, whispering and then shouting. I thought I was going crazy until I spoke to her, and the ground shook beneath me before she responded.

But I wished she would speak to more people than just me. I was one person and could only do so much to be eco-friendly and conscious.


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Amethyst Champagne

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  • Donna Renee2 months ago

    This is a good reminder ❤️. It’s true that there is only so much change one person can bring about with their own choices.

  • Canuck Scriber3 months ago

    Nice! Good message. Happy to subscribe to your work.

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