Grass and grain and vegetables get their nutrients from the soil. The plants and animals we eat get their nutrients from grass and grain and vegetables and soil. We get our nutrients from cows and vegetables.  And, ultimately, the soil gets its nutrients from us.  Just like the nutrients we take in can take different forms, so too can we provide nutrition to the earth in different ways. We can decompose in the soil, we can be burned and our ashes spread on the ground or in the ocean, or we can be preserved like jam and taken later on some form of terrestrial toast. We’re being raised for food. The earth eats us.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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3 Responses to Seventy

  1. Holly Forrest says:

    Shakespeare rocks my socks. 🙂

  2. What an amazing scene that was!

  3. Holly Forrest says:

    Reminds me of this classic scene.

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