Monday, May 24, 2010

"What Befalls the Earth..."

Mono Lake, CA



"What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth.
This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth.
All things are connected like the blood that unites us all.
Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
-Chief Seattle (1786-1866)

11 comments:

Jeff D'Antonio said...

Wise words indeed, in light of the mess we've made in the gulf.

The Earth is weeping, and all of us can feel its pain.

ellen abbott said...

If only all people would take this to heart and recognize the truth of it.

Nancy said...

No wiser words were ever spoken.

Marlene said...

Linda...this is beautiful! So perfect for what is happening today..I will post this from Chief Seattle on my blog..Beautiful!!!I think this a message everyone needs to remember!

Linda Pendleton said...

Jeff, it sure is...and that pain is deep.

Ellen, Sadly, sometimes words of wisdom never sink in...

Marlene, thanks, and yes, everyone should hear this message...

Nancy, yes, that's right.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Wonderful quote. Marlene put it on her blog and so did we.

Linda Pendleton said...

Hi Trish and Rob...

Thanks for sharing the quote...

Carol Anne Strange said...

Such great truth, Linda. A timely post, and a reminder for us all.

Linda Pendleton said...

Hi Carol Anne

Sadly, it is a timely reminder...

Anonymous said...

Linda:

Mono Lake,One of the places I visited on my immigration to California in the 60's on rout to Yosemite Natl. Park. Thank God for Jim Muir!!

Divert water from an environment and watch it die over time.

Divert spirit from a soul and the result is much the same.

Hope to contact you via telephone soon.

Love,

Chester

Linda Pendleton said...

Chester,
Thanks for the comments. (and the snail mail)