Reader comment on Robin Wall Kimmerer's passage ...
On Oct 14, 2017 david doane wrote:|
All life is connected -- as a river of life that has been flowing on earth for a couple billion years. We are the leading edge of all life that has come before us, and we will be part of life that comes after us. We do leave gifts behind far beyond our lifetime -- the only choice we have is in what gifts we leave. I like the story of the old man who is happily planting a tree that others will enjoy. A personal story is that my house was built by a man in 1930, he lived in it until he died in 1968, and I and my family have lived in and enjoyed it for the past 40 years. I never met him and am grateful to him. We've made changes and improvements to the house and property that will someday benefit the next owner. More significantly, mentors have given me life changing wisdom, some of which I've in turn passed on to others. Knowing that we are all connected in one river of life, and knowing that I have benefited from those who came before me, inspires me to pay my gifts forward.