By Copper as told to
(2004, 8 1/2"x 5 1/2", 21 pages, stapled
me. Learn to walk as I do. Carefully. Without
hurting anything in my path.
earth can be felt beneath my feet. I hear her
breathing and I feel her breathing through my
paws. Every time I lift my paw carefully, she
lifts with me. I have never left this earth in
heart. I have made myself a part of her, as
you must do to survive.
teach you what you will not do. I only can
teach you if you are ready to be an earth
person, willing to share your fortunes and
your burdens with others and willing to be
part of earth herself.
shadows speak. They talk of war, of killing,
of hatreds long endured. But if you are to
leave your way of living and listen to what I
have to say to you, then mother earth will
help you in your fight to live.
back," mother earth says. "Return to the ways
that I have taught and remember that you are a
partner with all creation: the birds in
flight, the ways of the wolf and the breathing
of the seas."
shadows speak to me also and their voices come
from plants and trees. These shadow people
tell me that we must listen--you and
I--together. We must hear the stream talking,
telling us how we can make water, how we can
live in peace once we understand that the
mother feeds us and provides for us.
secret is in the listening. The land talks.
What you share with others will come back to
you because we are one in a family of earth
sisters and brothers. We are one as life.
there will be no shadows to speak and no land
to walk upon. If you will listen though, we
will make changes on earth and she will rise
in happiness and joy.