Do you cherish or chop the hands that feed you?

I like this quote about man’s relationship to the natural world, courtesy of Aldo Leopold in A Sand County Almanac:

Harmony with the land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.

As we move through our daily activities, let’s consider the small things that we might do to live in greater harmony with the earth.  Let’s do our best to hold both its hands in ours, as we would those of a dear and long-cherished friend.


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