Metaphorically speaking, I am a happy tree hugger. I love nature (ya know, the thing God created) and I see it as having a deep profound purpose. It even sounds strange having to state something so obvious but unfortunately much of humanity seems to think that raping it is necessary for our survival. When in reality it's the opposite that is true.
The sky has opened up here today, so my metaphorical tree hugging will have to be done from inside. Enjoy all that the natural world provides you today and try to remain gracious even to the humans that don't seem to appreciate it like you do. I get the sense that it's graciousness that is missing from the present public debate which insures for at least now that all of God's creation will continue to be brutalized...people and nature.