Love, love is a verb
Love is a doing word
For all the thousands upon thousands of words written about love; the stark, simple words by Massive Attack (1) I think speak loudest to me.
“One love” should mean not only love for all humanity, but for all creatures, and indeed for the Earth itself. And it’s not enough to say we love nature; we must also — each of us, in our own small way — act upon that love.
Nature sustains not only our physical, but also emotional and spiritual well-being. Those of us who have the ability to retreat to the bush, or to the beach, know how much these experiences restore and sustain us. Over-population, deforestation, urbanisation — these human activities all impact on our ability to connect with nature.
There are lots of small ways each of us can show “one love” for our planet; from cutting down on car trips, to composting food waste, eating less meat, rejecting excessive plastic and packaging — even just not buying bottled water.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. — Frank Lloyd Wright