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Earth Day was Saturday. Did you have a nice Earth Day? I hope so. Even though “Earth Day” is just a thing we humans made up, why not have a nice one?
Did the Earth have a nice Earth Day? I’ll let you, sweet readers, answer that one.
Some of you more attentive readers might be thinking: “Why is this Toonstack coming out on Monday and not on Sunday?”
Well, the Earth probably* doesn’t care about Mondays and Sundays. we made that stuff up. And since this stack is all about Earth, we are on planet Earth time. Which is measured in millennia. Or something way bigger. Actually, not really sure how the Earth measures its time* because again, names for units of time is something we all made up. So really, it’s amazing this Toonstack even came out today and not a millennia from today.
Kendra, Resident of Planet Life
*Who can say what the Earth thinks about? Not me. Not you. Not really.
I for one love Earth and love even more when Earth gets a fun visitor.
I always wonder who named this planet EARTH.
To me the word earth reminds me of soil, dirt.
What I find fascinating is that our planet is full of LIFE.
I suggest changing this planet name to LIFE (no relation to the extinct full of photos magazine.)
Until we destroy it, of course. And we are doing a pretty job and El Niño as well.
Then the name can be reverted to just "Planet Earth, formerly known as Life."
Wow do I love the earth. Here’s some Earth stuff I love in no particular order: brown bears, bananas, lakes really early in the morning, everything that ducks do, trees with cool bark, big pillowy clouds, turtles in Prospect Park ponds when they all hang out on the same log, autumns in upstate New York, all the freaky fish who live super far down in the ocean, and moose.
Earth’s been doing spin class.
One of my favorite headlines in recent memory reads:
“Penguins shoot 'poop bombs' more than 4 feet, incredibly important study finds.”
Don’t make the penguins angry, people. Do your part.
Ever since I saw Fantastic Fungi I have thought much more about the ground I walk on, about the substance of earth. About how much aliveness is not only beneath our feet, but beneath houses, roads, even below the seas! It helps remind me that although the environmental and climate crises are serious and dire, there is just so much to marvel at, to celebrate, and to fight for.
Ditto all the Earth stuff that Johnny loves plus when the turtles in Prospect Park try to climb onto a particularly tippy log and then they fall off and then they try again and then they fall off again and then they try again and also, mangos.
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Join Hilary’s next cartoon workshop on May 12th!
Check out Rebeka’s new podcast all about individual, environment, and societal interrelationships.
Hilary’s guided journal, What Did I Do Today? , just came out!
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