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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

wisdom for all ages

"Only when the last tree has died

and the last river has been poisoned

and the last fish has been caught,

will we realize that we cannot eat money."

a Cree saying

....and from some others who get it:

No water, no life. No blue, no green - Sylvia Earle

Without the land, the rivers, the oceans, the forests, the sunshine, the minerals and thousands of natural resources we would have no economy whatsoever - Satish Kumar

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia - Charles Lindbergh

If we once, and for so long, lived in balance with nature and each other, we should be able to do so again - John Zerzan