I caught this meme from Antony, who assigned me the letter E. In alphabetical order, then:
- Easter—Despite appearances to the contrary, this is the high point of the Christian calendar, the zenith of hope that what is wrong in the world can be made right.
- ecology—I love systems and I love nature, and when you put those two things together you get ecology, the study of the interactions between and among organisms and their environment. I’ll never forget the moment, at 12 years old, when I got fire ecology. I’ve been hooked every since.
- ecosophy—This is ecological wisdom, which basically means living within the earth’s means, something that seems far from the radar screen (including my own) at this time of year.
- ecotheology—This is taking ecosophy a step further, to ecological holiness: living with respect for all God’s creatures for love of God.
- elephants—To me they are beautiful, sensitive, intelligent creatures that we could learn a lot from.
- e-mail—Unlike the phone, e-mail gives my ME/CFS-addled brain a chance to think and put together coherent sentences. I’ve swallowed a lot of pride since getting this disease but I’m not quite ready to come across like a pot-head if I can avoid it.
- encyclopedias—Because I love knowledge. Enough said.
- English—I love it for its diversity and rich heritage. I’m glad I learned it by osmosis as a child because I’d hate to try and learn it as an adult!
- Erythronium oregonum—The ethereal White Fawn Lily is one of the first (native) signs of spring here. They form delicate floating carpets in shady places, and even their leaves are interesting. My last car was named Erythronium.
- exercise—I am one of those strange people who loves exercise. It’s one of the things I miss most since I got sick. Sometimes I pretend that I can still do it and suffer the consequences of my delusion. For instance, today I woke up with an exquisite back spasm after trying to stack some firewood yesterday. Sigh.
Want to play? Let me know and I’ll send you a letter.