In Pantheist Vision we read that born on this day in 1927, Edward Abbey was a writer and ardent advocate for wildness. His book Desert Solitaire celebrated adventures in the red rock country of the American Southwest, where he describes himself as "not an atheist but an earthiest."
Today marks two special occasions of note.
The first is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday and is celebrated as an American holiday as Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service. For many people, it's a day to focus on nonviolence, peace, getting along with those with whom we share the planet. For pantheists, that generally includes not only humans, but non-human species as well.
From Wilderness Watch's Twitter account, we are reminded of this quote. The question is, will we ever learn?
Secondly, it's Penguin Awareness Day. For more info on these fascinating animals, click here for National Geographic's video on Antarctica's city of 400,000 King Penguins.
Unfortunately, we missed a few special days on the pantheist calendar, but want to mention them now...from the Winter 2019-2020 issue of Pantheist Vision:
January 1st was not only New Year's Day, but also World Peace Day.
January 5th - National Bird Day. The day may have passed, but it's not too late to fill a a bird feeder, join a bird count, maybe even consider joining the Audubon Society or checking out their website for some good info, or simply spend some time just watching and listening to the birds in your own yard.
January 10th - Robinson Jeffers - born this day in 1887. Read more about him in the Winter 2017 issue of Pantheist Vision. Find back issues at https://www.pantheist.net/pantheist-vision---quarterly.html.
January 11th - Aldo Leopold - conservationist and writer, born in 1887, author of A Sand County Almanac.
Lastly, we leave you with this from the Twitterverse:
Better late than never, but Happy New Year! For those of you interested in looking up to the winter night skies, click here for a glimpse into what you will be able to see up there among the moon, stars, and planets. We hope that 2020 is a good year for all of you and for our planet Earth.
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