My friend Ryland has a non-profit organization called Kiss the Ground, whose mission is to inspire and advocate for the restoration of soil worldwide. The last time I saw Ryland, I asked him about the origin of the name, and he recited the following:

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

~ Rumi