23 Mar

What are we attempting to requite in chipping and burning away the life of the world?

What has she not humbly given up to us, her guest and master, without any doubts of exploitation or malignity, in sweet supplication?

She is saving up innumerable treasures and bountiful resources; yes, for our use, but for the furthering of our own life, the sustenance of all life, in the future.

Yet what life that has existed, have we not sucked the life out of?

We owe her silence, we owe her thanks, we owe her care. We owe her children repose and nourishment, not slavery or labor or an imminent, promised death. We owe her children the silent, humble, thankful remembrance of a memorial service.

We owe her love and rest and peace and gratefulness.


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