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We are in a continuous state of becoming
with our environment
I am becoming that tree
just as that tree is becoming me
It took in the carbon dioxide that I exhaled
which became part of it
and through photosynthesis converted it to oxygen
which I inhaled becoming part of me
I am the tree and the tree is me
I am becoming that insect, that bird, that animal
and other persons
I breathe in the air they gave up
air that was part of them is now part of me
just as the air I exhaled is now part of them
Earth is becoming me and I am becoming the earth
It becomes me through the food I eat
which comes from the earth
directly or indirectly
and I become the earth through matter
that leaves my body
waste and otherwise
which returns to the earth
to become the earth
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Posted: Aug 2013
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(Poetic Prose)

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socrates44online today!
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
-Albert Einstein
hug kind of a circle of life within lifehug
socrates44online today!

Thank you for your comment. It reminds me of the words of the song "Windmills of Your Mind". There are several versions of it by various artistes.
Here is one by Barbara Streisand. Hope you enjoy it.
socrates44online today!

Your comment "dust to dust" is very appropriate. It fits the piece very well.
Thanks for your commendation.
socrates44online today!
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