The human mind reads patterns.
Perhaps it does so because it is formed from an earth rich with patterns.
Perhaps the moment of apprehension of pattern is called meaning.
Perhaps that comes after the moment and is weaker than it is.
Perhaps “meaning” is a false path, because there is none.
But perhaps there is pattern, shared, and that is more. 200 years ago, Goethe proposed a science based on such principles. 100 years ago, Heidegger proposed a philosophy based on these principles. They have been discredited because their observations led to neither science nor democracy. No?
What if you include the earth and the water in the community of humans? Isn’t that where we need to go?
The arrival of the first snow. Bella Vista.
Shouldn’t we include the sun?
And our brothers and sisters teaching us how to come home?
Nk’mip Sockeye Salmon Coming Home, Okanagan Falls
What are we afraid of? Losing our identities? When we can gain the world? Isn’t this how we can stop being an endangered species?
Categories: Ethics, Gaia, Nature Photography
Yes! To all of it!
Thanks for sharing this journey, Simonne!
Thank you for creating the journey for us to follow…
i hope to become a salmon, eaten by a bear, whose scat helps a tree grow, that transforms into air, then into clouds, rain, fish, fox, each time, experiencing a greater smaller mystery of this universe…i practice for this, hoping, walking barefoot in the forest.
Blessings on your journey!