Monday, 22 February 2016
The Green Of Earth And Home
"We pray for one last landing
"On the globe that gave us birth;
"Let us rest our eyes on fleecy skies
"And the cool, green hills of Earth."
-Robert Heinlein, The Green Hills of Earth (London, 1967), p. 141.
Asimov: a story called "Mother Earth."
Blish: a novel called Earthman, Come Home and, in another work, sister planets called "Home" and "Rathe."
"...Homelike splashes of green."
-Poul Anderson, Young Flandry (New York, 2010), p. 273.
"...a longing seized her for the cool green hills of home."
-Poul Anderson, For Love And Glory (New York, 2003), p. 178.
I propose the Terrestrial tricolor:
blue for the oceans;
white for clouds;
green for life.
Further, alternative human traditions could be celebrated by an optional symbol in the lower corner of the green band. I favor a red star but expect blog readers to have other ideas.