Chapter Thirty-Eight

BLUE MARBLE
[ a song, introductory poem ]


      In a world of mass pollution of the soul and of the heart
      Searching for a true solution for the ravage of creation art
      In a world of disease and hunger, full of envy and of strife
      We hoist our sail, fair ship Calypso, vessel of hope, ark of life. . .


                                    Big blue marble hung in space
                                    Fragile home of one great race
                                    Seasons come and seasons go
                                    River of time, flow river flow
                                    Flow river, flow

                                    Big blue marble turning 'round
                                    Peace on earth is seldom found
                                    Wars they come and wars they go
                                    River of time, flow river flow
                                    Flow river, flow

                       And we follow in your freedom
                       Ocean deep, mountain high
                       We can't escape your love
                       You know, it permeates the sky

                                    Green rain forest disappear
                                    Tree by tree and year by year
                                    Big brown cloud covers the face
                                    Of big blue marble hung in space
                                    Flow river, flow

                                    Big blue marble hung in space
                                    Good and evil interlace
                                    Sprint across the sands of time
                                    'Till we cross the finish line
                                    Flow river, flow

                       Rise up on wings of freedom
                       Ocean deep, mountain high
                       Nothing can separate us
                       Your love permeates the sky

                                    Big blue marble passed away
                                    On some great and mournful day
                                    Big blue marble born again
                                    Viper playing with the lamb
                                    Flow river, flow

                       Welcome a brand new Eden
                       Where children no longer cry
                       Your grace brings us true freedom
                       Reaching far beyond the sky

                                    Big blue marble hung in space
                                    Fragile home of one great race
                                    Seasons come and seasons go
                                    River of time, flow river flow
                                    Flow river, flow


      In a world of mass pollution of the soul and of the heart
      Searching for a true solution for the ravage of creation art
      In a world of tongue and nation it is with love that we must labor
      'Till Calypso at last finds anchor in a brave new world of peaceful harbor *


The Cousteau Society

Windstar Foundation


DEDICATED TO:  The late Phillipe Cousteau, and the late John Denver, beloved friends of our fragile home, Planet Earth. . . gone far too soon.


*FootNote:  Inspired by the lifework and legacy of the late Jacques-Yves Cousteau, truly a friend for all seasons of We The People of Planet Earth and for a very many reasons. Although his name is almost synonymous with environmental awareness, Jacques Cousteau was also a genius of great invention and, as is the case with many others of those who revere our fragile home, he was quietly devoted to humanitarian causes as well.  In the legacy of Albert Schweitzer and Jesus, to have reverence for our planet's fauna and flora is to promote Human Rights and to care for the sick and poor is to care, not only for creation, but to care for our Creator personally.  It is arguably impossible to care either about our planet or its people without being concerned for both.  Within the historical reciprocation of what goes around eventually comes around, how we treat and respect or otherwise, disregard the sole planet of our habitation will surely come back to bless or otherwise, haunt our offspring for generations to come. To not demonstrate concern for what ultimately happens to the environment, flora and fauna of our commonly shared blue marble home is to oppose Human and Civil Rights and likewise, to not care about one's own flesh and blood.


           


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