Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

Earth Day


Swings Animated

Taking proper care
Of our fragile Mother Earth
Is not child’s play

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #83: Games and
the Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

14 thoughts on “Earth Day

  1. Mmmm… at first, the movement barely registers.

    Something about the emptiness of the swings, the foul weather which no doubt caused the emptiness — together, these create a sense of forlorn melancholy. In a word, bleak.

    A condition perfect for the words.

    Not child’s play indeed. And it is our children, and our children’s children who will suffer the brunt of our failure.

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  2. Oh… and that little bit of movement makes all the trials you experienced to post this image well worth the effort.

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  3. Thank you for the kind words. Yes, I wanted barely perceptible movement of empty swings. We are toying with humanity’s future. I can’t help but think that if we are able to create and use weapons that can destroy the earth, then perhaps we don’t deserve to be here. The problem will be self correcting…..

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  4. Beautiful haiku and image. I agree with Patrick’s comment….truly an eerie and thought provoking piece.

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  5. Fortunately, humanity has proven to be nearly as resilient as life itself. Short of irradiating the global surface beyond survivability, some few of us, at least, will be here after the correction.

    Perhaps we will learn the lesson then?

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  6. It may not be child’s play, but we must begin by educating the children… (and big business..)

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  9. Nice combo with the visual 🙂

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