Thursday, September 27, 2007

Flame of Life

Life is not guaranteed. Scientists agree that the conditions necessary for life to occur and be nurtured and sustained on this planet are not only unlikely, but exist within such a narrow range as to be almost inconceivable. It's highly unlikely that they have occurred by chance. For so many intricate systems to balance in the way they do, is highly improbable and seems to the pondering human mind, to be virtually impossible.

If these conditions occurred by the hand of a Greater Power, they remain an equally improbable and delicate combination. For instance, if the ratio of just one element in our universe, carbon, for instance, were off only by a few degrees from where it is, life as we know it could not occur.

Whether by chance or by the hand of a benevolent Creator, or by combination of both, we cannot afford to skew or destroy the balance that makes our green, lush and gorgeous planet a haven of life for millions of species. Including us...

Personally, I hope to be part of the solution more than part of the problem. Each of us has many options for being a better earth steward. Imagine what our planet would be like if we continue to destroy land, air, water, and species. Picture a cold, stale, rocky mass, devoid of color and life. No breathable oxygen, no drinkable water, no food, no flowers, no children...

Let's speak out against the abuse of our planet. Let's get together to move our governments toward global solutions for global warming and irreversible pollution, before it's too late! Let's protect the flame of life.

"Flame of Life" is available at , or you can buy it framed at Imagekind. Text and image c Lynda Lehmann.


  1. Lynda - Great minds think alike - we blogged about the same topic! Loved your post!

  2. Each of person taking their role as a steward on this earth is the key to real change. You are doing your part. Thank you for sharing the amazingly gorgeous artwork. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  3. stunning photo Lynda...
    and you have written a great reminder to all of us..... to do our bit in looking after this precious planet.....

  4. Thanks, Kim! I went to you profile again and I see we have a lot in common!

  5. Cindy, I know you do your part too, to communicate your reverence for the Earth!

  6. Hi KML,

    Yes, and I FINALLY figured out how to put the ozone-abuse banner on my page, thanks to help from Cindy! I'm so HTML challenged!

  7. Hi Lynda~~~~~~I posted here a week or so ago and it didn't seem to work. Oh well.

    Anyway I love this, is it a foto or painting? It has such depth.

    Been busy but I'll talk to you soon.

    ~~~~~~~~~~Holly M.

  8. Hi Holly! Nice to hear from you. It's a photo, digitally enhanced for the glowing effect in the center.

    If you posted and it didn't come through, my assumption is that there was just a glitsch in the server or software that day!

    Any news on your book?

    Hope we get to speak soon...


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