I thought I’d rerun this, in honor of Earth Day:
Carl Sagan is credited with saying, “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
So I thought, ‘Who isn’t up for a good geography lesson on the earth’s layers – while hanging out at the dinner table, eating a worthy illustration made of ooey-gooey pie?’ I figured we could have our pie and live on it too!
Insert two parts core.
Center, magnetize, stir
at faster rotational pace.
Layer mantle. Use
Easybake oven, circulating heat.
Thin, crispiness of
Continents, ocean floors,
oozing volcano pie.
Serve on tectonic plates.
Here’s to earth pie in your eye! -jody
The ingredients & recipe for Earth Pie were originally written in response to:
Trifecta’s weekend Trifextra Writing Challenge forty-nine: As you’ll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust. (Diagram is below.) Give us 33 words from it. Interpret the prompt however you wish–literal, metaphorical, or somewhere in between.
Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
And while we’re talking about the Earth, did you know there are still people dying on it every 60 seconds from a disease that is strictly related to poverty and that is both treatable & preventable?
That disease is malaria – and it especially strikes out against young lives. Of the children who die under the age of 5 in Africa, approximately 1 in 5 of those is from malaria. (The photos above were taken in South Sudan, where many of these children live – and die.)
Just $10 could make a difference in saving that 1 life. Here’s a little more information, if you’re interested in celebrating Earth Day on behalf of people who struggle to survive on it daily: