An Interview With Nature
by Jason G.
Q. Who are
A. I am nature.
I'm a frog in a pond; I'm a tree in any old forest; I'm the forest as well;
I'm the earth and all her beauty; I'm a bright star in the heaven; and
I'm the heavens; and I'm this galaxy as well as the next. I am anything
and everything that was or will be, created by me.
Q. What would
you like to teach humanity?
A. I would
like to teach a lesson that will not be forgotten. That I, mother
earth, am being abused and slowly destroyed; and that I am important
to the survival of humanity. Without me there is no where that humans
can go; but I can survive without humanity; or can I? I do
not know and would rather not try.
Q. When did
you create this mountain?
A. I created
this mountain many years ago before you were born. I created this
mountain before there was TV. I created this mountain before there
was world wars. I created this mountain before Christ was born.
I created this mountain before Troy was lost to the Greeks. I created
this mountain many years ago.
Q. Where can
I find perfection?
can be found anywhere and everywhere you look. Look at a brown fallen
leaf and you see perfection. Trees do not need their leaves in the
winter so they shed them. That is perfection. Look at the relationship
between the wolf and the caribou. The wolf kills the weak and keeps
the species strong; that is perfection. Look at how everything has
changed and is changing; so the new will be better than the old; that is
Q. Why did
the tree under which I will sleep fall?
A. The tree
fell because it was weak; the wind was stronger.
Q. How did
you create this splendor which I see?
A. That is
one secret which I cannot reveal because I do not know the answer.
Do you know how it is you walk and talk or run and write? It's hard
to understand how it is you do what you do naturally. Maybe you can
answer the question which you ask.
This interview took place in a forest, in northern
NH, some time ago, November I believe.