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Living Embodied is Life on Earth

Ken Gilbert

One week ago, DramaDogs performed EARTH DUET as part of the International CLIMATE CHANGE theatre action project . . . a creative expression of concern regarding the historic Climate Change Summit in Paris. Now, a week later, more than 190 Countries fulfilled their responsibility; ceate an agreement to combat climate change on earth. This is remarkable and profound . . . an agreement to act upon. This is a beginning.

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I am an artist with passion to do my work; a human being who wants to share my creative insights with others; an artist who believes in human beings and relationships.

Over the past week I am steeped with concern for our Earth’s well-being. For years I have played with the words: “EARTHEARTHEARTHEARTHEARTH”. . . there are two “takes” of this that touch me.

“EARTHEARTHEARTHEARTHEARTH” and “EART | HEAR THE ART | HEAR THE ART | H”; either way I get it. The Earth is the HEART of our existence and it is THE ART that we must HEAR.

Other artists have chosen to sing their feeling: Paul McCartney’s LOVE SONG TO THE EARTH and my Nia colleagues Shelley and Britta have beautifully created their Nia Choreography to the song in “My Body My Planet” by Fred on Vimeo.

Take a look. This is a LOVE SONG TO THE EARTH by Paul McCartney

[Verse 1]
This is an open letter
From you and me together
Tomorrow's in our hands now
Find the words that matter
Say them out loud
And make it better somehow

[Pre-Chorus]
Looking down from up on the moon
It's a tiny blue marble
Who would've thought the ground we stand on
Could be so fragile

[Chorus]
This is a love song to the Earth
You're no ordinary world
A diamond in the universe
Heaven's poetry to us
Keep it safe, keep it safe, keep it safe
Cause it's our world, it's our world

[Verse 2]
It's not about possessions
Money, or religion
How many years we might live
When the only real question that matters
Is still a matter of perspective

[Pre-Chorus]
Looking down from up on the moon
You're a tiny blue marble
Who would've thought the ground we stand on
Could be so fragile

[Chorus]
This is a love song to the Earth
You're no ordinary world
Diamond in the universe
Heaven's poetry to us
Keep it safe, keep it safe, keep it safe
(Keep mother Earth safe)
Cause it's our world, it's our world
It's our world, it's our world, it's our world
It's our world, it's our world, it's our world

[Chorus]
This is a love song to the Earth
You're no ordinary world
A diamond in the universe
Heaven's poetry to us
Keep it safe, keep it safe, keep it safe
(Special paradise)
Let's keep it safe
This is a love song to the Earth
You're no ordinary world
Diamond in the universe
Heaven's poetry to us
Keep it safe, keep it safe, keep it safe

[Outro]
It's our world
It's our world
It's our world
Cause it's our world

And, the truth is we have no other HOME.

Photo: Forte Fotos