Word of the Day :: Reciprocity :: Re-vlog This I Believe

What you hear repeated, you believe to be truth. Fact.

Lesson: take care about what you allow repeated in your presence.

The person you will hear speaking if you click on one of the player links below is Joy Harjo, who will be at Lincoln Center August 26, and, "...has written eight collections of poetry and has produced three CDs of her music and poetry. A native of Tulsa, Okla., she is a member of the Muskogee Creek Nation. Harjo lives in Honolulu and teaches writing at the University of New Mexico."

"The quantum physicists have it right; they are beginning to think like Indians: Everything is connected dynamically at an intimate level. When you remember this, then the current wobble of the earth makes sense. How much more oil can be drained without replacement, without reciprocity?' - Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo @ La Casita
Sunday, August 26, 2007 2:00 PM
South Plaza
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
FREE and open to the public!

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Too bad "This I Believe" doesn't let its media into the wild; I would have like to have shared it with you portably.

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1 comment:

  1. I wonder what the percentage is, of the mass of the estimated sum total of barrels of oil pumped since such-and-such time, versus the estimated, rough-over mass of the entire, com,bined body of rocky ground, trees, etc, and water?

    I'd guess, as ratio, it would range well below 0.000001 %

    Besides that: Pretty-much none of what's been pumped is gone from the planet's whole mass. If any of it has been combusted, then the same mass exists, but now, largely, in the air, in whatever chemical form (e.g. CO2, later broken down, etc)

    My point is roughly so: The earth is not like a water-balloon. The earth is much, much, much bigger and quite a lot more dense than a water baloon. As such, it's going to evidence behaviors largely distinct from those of a water-baloon.

    I don't expect that many people are used to thinking on such a scale as that on which the entire planet moves.


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