On the Nature of Life and Death

On the Nature of Life and Death

I have been thinking a lot on the nature of life and death. They are, in my eyes, one; there is no longer distinction between them. All things are energy; all things are moving. In fact, one might say there is only life—for, when photons (light particles) slow their movements (as occurs around black holes), what we know as “time” slows down. Without movement, life ceases to exist. That is the true death—the anthesis of life. But all things which…

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Chief Seattle’s Letter, Dated Around 1855

Chief Seattle’s Letter, Dated Around 1855

As read by Joseph Campbell1, this letter touched me deeply, which is why I am sharing it below (there is some speculation as to its accuracy, but I leave it to you to judge: considering its importance in events, there would be great political interest to change it from all parties. What lies below, however, is deeply moving). “The President in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky?…

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