We gather to praise the Earth,
to honor the soil, the sea, the swimmers and crawlers,
the four-leggeds and the winged ones;
we give thanks for the beauty and glory of the Earth.
We seek new ways to understand our place in the universe
—not at the center,
nor at the end of creative
but a humble and balanced place
somewhere between and among all Earth’s children,
where every step we take
becomes a blessing,
where every word we say
becomes a prayer
of thanksgiving and praise.