Day 161: June 10 – Speak To The Earth And It Shall Teach Thee

~ Buckingham Palace, London

Wisdom

For we cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

~ Francis Bacon

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Wit

The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self-mastery.

~ Reinhold Niebuhr

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What Happened

1199: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa drowns crossing a river.

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Writer’s Addendum

Natural disasters occur so frequently these days. Tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes. It is as though nature is taking her revenge on humans for destroying the Earth. Pollution and wastage must cease. Civilization is not just factories, manufacturing, buildings, cars and twenty four hours of lights. Civilization is humanity’s expression of society within nature.

We cannot live without nature. But I am damn well certain that nature can live without us!

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