Mitakuye Oyasin – all are related

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

Chief Seattle (c.17901866)

The other morning, the Universe directed me to a recent post by my dear friend Sue Dreamwalker, entitled ‘The Web of Life ~And Death of the Old.’ Though most of its words are recycled from an earlier, 2012, post, they are precious; some things pass the test of time.

Others, however, do not, such as the po† I rattled off in response to Sue’s post:

The threads of life on Spaceship Earth
Unravelling since before my birth
Though it’s just me, I do my bit
To try to stop it going all to shit.

Me, 2022
‘Mitakuye Oyasin’ (featuring ‘Gran Canyon’ from ‘The Enchanting Sounds of North America’ by Higher Plain Drifting)

When the last tree is cut, the last river poisoned, and the last fish dead, we will discover that we can’t eat money.

Greenpeace, after ‘a Native American saying

Mitakuye Oyasin 🙏

† ‘po’: a short poem

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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4 Responses to Mitakuye Oyasin – all are related

  1. Thank you for the link and shout out Colin.. And I found your comment and video link relevant… And to your added Quote Yes…. we will find we cannot eat money..
    Sending well wishes Colin Only we can change our reality by changing our habits and ways..
    Many thanks again.. <3

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  2. Forestwood says:

    Well said. We cannot eat money.

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