What Does Earth Ask of Us?

October 9, 2013 at 9:21 am Leave a comment

This is a beautifully written piece by Robin Kimmerer posted on Centre for Humans and Nature.

Returning the Gift

We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth, gifts we have neither earned nor paid for: air to breathe, nurturing rain, black soil, berries and honeybees, the tree that became this page, a bag of rice and the exuberance of a field of goldenrod and asters at full bloom.

Though the Earth provides us with all that we need, we have created a consumption-driven economy that asks, “What more can we take from the Earth?” and almost never “What does the Earth ask of us in return?”

Read Robin’s answer here.

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Entry filed under: Biodiversity, Heart/Soul.

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