In our opinion: Earth Day is Mother's Day for the planet

It’s not one of those Hallmark holidays, the kind of occasions that only school kids used to mark, and now adults are expected to buy a card, or go to the bar and get soused.

But there may be some confusion about how one is supposed to mark Earth Day, which falls on Friday.

One way to celebrate, perhaps the most obvious way, doesn’t involve buying anything. It involves actually going outside and experiencing a little bit of the earth.

This isn’t the favored activity it once was.

But like many things that aren’t so popular anymore, there is some benefit to being outside, in the elements, no matter what those elements might be.

As of this writing, on Wednesday, forecasters are predicting the mercury will rise as high as 57 degrees on Earth Day. They are also saying temperatures will fall to 39 degrees.

As reporter Mike Baldwin notes in his story on how high school teams are dealing with the weather, this is spring and we have to deal with it.

No use in complaining. Unlike most of our problems, we can’t do anything about the cold.

So we might as well enjoy it, before it gets a little warmer and people start complaining about that.

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