In a world wrecked by war, the turtle chose peace. They are the gentle giants and warriors of Mother Earth.
It was a transition from a clan-based mentality to an individualistic and insular mentality.
The haenyeo, the free divers of Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea, are a matrifocal society where women bring home the bacon–or should I say abalone.
Travel far enough into sorrow, tears turn into sighing… A Poem by Ghalib
There are five gyres in the world’s oceans. What’s a gyre, you might ask. I thought the same thing when I first came across the concept.
Do we really think that the Earth–the Mother of all Life–is some damsel in distress who can’t take care of herself?
Over four thousand years ago, the Persians came up with an ingenious method of irrigation known as the qanat.
Given the growing world population as well as the growth in world trade–I foresee this trend of land reclamation as eventually leading us down the path of looking for alternative sources of ‘real estate’ to meet the needs of a burgeoning population.
Until the future materialises and hidden truths are finally revealed, we simply won’t know how to view the present.
A major environmental concern related to nuclear power are radioactive wastes which can remain dangerous to human health for thousands of years.