Requiem for a Space Shuttle (Endeavour)

60 ft + Carnary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) removed for transport of Endeavour Space Shuttle down Crenshaw Blvd. (photos by Paula Lauren Gibson/AfroPix

Creator God, you make all things
and weave them together in an intricate tapestry of life.
Teach us to respect the fragile balance of life and to care for all the gifts of your creation.
Guide by your wisdom those who have power and authority,
that, by the decisions they make, life may be cherished
and a good and fruitful Earth may continue to show your glory and sing your praises.

Almighty God,
you have called us to tend and keep the garden of your creation.
Give us wisdom and reverence for all your plants and animals who share this planet with us and whose lives make possible our own.
Help us to remember that they too love the sweetness of life and join with us in giving you praise.

(From the National Council of Churches [NCC] Earth Day Sunday 2001 resource packet.)



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When my father gave me a Kodak Brownie as a child, I fell in love with photography. I have been shooting pictures ever since. I am also an avid genealogist and can trace one of my family lines back to 1620! Check out my photography at!
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1 Response to Requiem for a Space Shuttle (Endeavour)

  1. Shirley Pena Shirley Pena says:

    I haven’t got the words to express how saddened I am that this has happened. That the general public did not rise up to defend the rights of LIVING things over the the ability to make room for the transport of an OBJECT leaves me shaking my head. Bless you for breaking this story when no one else could be bothered until it was too late to stop it from happening.

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