from the preface to Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass:
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches,
give alms to everyone who asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not
concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people and your
very flesh shall be a great poem.
Happy belated Earth Day, Jeff St.