Smith Rocks Or
Originally uploaded by ericblauer.
Ok...I admit it, I am a rock hugger with a fairly green underbelly. I was raised that way. I attended Seventh Day Adventist schools as a kid, had a vegetarian mother and a nature lover for a father. We spent most of our outings as kids in nature, we camped a lot and lived in a number of outdoor type places. In fact some of my most vivid childhood forming memories are of my mother showing us kids Green peace movies about clubbing seal for fur...that will shape a mind and heart towards environmentalism!
One of my most painful memories centered around earthiness (other than that vile pasty stuff called Tahinni) is when my dog got hit by a UPS truck and died and we got the news over the phone from the vet. I was balling and all that but what made it worse was my mom was playing this Whale song cd that had all these wailing whales crying in the background....talk about a creepy moment.