This art work and article are on page 57 in We'Moon 2010.
We all come from the earth and return to her belly. We are all made of the same substance, same as the sea, the soil, the stars. Birth, growth, death, development, change, adaptation, transformations, evolution, it is all really just about recycling.
We breathe the same air as our cave-dwelling ancestors - inhaling and exhaling, exchanging carbon dioxide and oxygen with our plant relatives untold billions of times over the millenia. And the same holds true for water. We drink the tears of crocodiles and elephants. It rains, it pools, it evaporates, it rains. We drink, we pee. Again and again and again, in a grand scale cosmic round robin.
All borders and boundaries and separations are pure illusion. Each time we touch someone, we leave some particles of our skin atoms behind and pick up a parcel of new ones. Thus we merge, literally becoming part of each other. I am you and you are me and we are we.
We are all in this together, inextricably bound on our beautiful blue planet, spinning through space. Remember that extraordinary photograph of Earth taken from the moon ? We are one family, one community, one world, one living, breathing entitiy. And the sooner we realize it, the happier, safer and saner we will be.
I have found myself pondering this very subject over and over again.
It felt so good to see someone make it real with words.