There’s a planet with poles that flip, a supersized moon, and landscapes that harbor acidic pools, boiling rivers and living clouds.
We call it Earth.
On National Geographic’s new global series event One Strange Rock, filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and host Will Smith take viewers on a journey to explore our planet in all its fragility and ferocity. In advance of the premiere episode, we asked the world to send us love letters to the beautifully strange planet we all share.
We wanted to know how you feel about Earth. What do you love? What inspires you? Are there places you’ve been to, things you have seen, and people you’ve known that have shaped how you feel about this planet?
The responses on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram speak to our collective imperative to explore the planet, the good and the bad, because the more you know, the more likely you are to care—and to do something to help protect the only home we’ve ever known. Here are some of our favorite responses so far.