THE NATURAL CIRCUS
Mountains and Rivers
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Mountains and Rivers are Speaking
There are some that will tell you that the world is not there to be used.
Most of those same ones will seem to be of no particular use either. Let's call them poets.
- Oh yes? Then what is the world there for? they asked a poet.
- It should be loved was the answer.
This lecture series questions the self-importance displayed by human vision and understanding.
It seeks to allow the other-than-human world to be heard and leave enough space to wonder.
"According to the original sense of the word, the nomad is in search of pastures, of food for his animals, thus nourishment for himself, his family, his clan.
Birds travel, fish travel, mammals travel, butterflies travel.
Before agriculture, we were traveling as hunters and gatherers.
Accumulation of things or storage of food was nearly not possible, thus you never took more than you needed.
Also the notion of personal possessions (including 'my' wife, husband and children) was quite blurry.
You depended on what the earth provided, and on each other, and you knew it.
If you spend a longer time in nature, this starts to make a whole lot of sense again."