Monday, February 7, 2011
In South Africa the frogs at the Lily Pad Hotel are in full croak on this early autumn evening while half the world away in upstate New York beneath the crystal swathe, frozen ice-cubes flicker in their spring dream of awakening. As the darkness folds into the southern hemisphere and the icicles melt into green meadows in the north, we remind ourselves that the earth is a living, changing being made of many different parts evolving together. As gravity binds us together, so do the strings of volition vibrate within every organism like a song, giving us free will to choose our actions. Whenever we make a choice to act, there is a change; because of the change from the choice, life begins to evolve in a new form. This is how we achieve immortality. Our actions create the world for our descendents.