Not Necessarily the Anthropocene

Earth has a mouth …P2250103… but it is not a human mouth, although the family resemblance holds. Earth has a throat …

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… but they are not human either. Earth has head-lands …

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… that are not human, and body …

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… that is not human or animal, although the family resemblance holds. Are these forms recognized by humans, and thus named? Of course, but, still, the Earth …

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has flesh that is not human flesh and shoulders

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that are neither human nor animal, although humans see them that way. People call this age of the Earth the Anthropocene. Oh, really. Is this human?

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Hardly. We live on a planet that is floating in space among the stars. She is not human, and yet …

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… that humans see themselves in her is a way of saying that they are of her substance, her processes and her form.

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Sing, for the love of floating in the sky.

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Final photo from Palouse Falls. Others from the Nlaka’pamux and Syilx Illahie south of Cache Creek.

 

One thought on “Not Necessarily the Anthropocene

  1. floating in space among the stars, shouldn’t we clamour more fervently, worship like our elders, our ancestors, Mother Earth, who gives us ground to stand on, and a place to rest our heads?

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