If the Earth were...


Author unknown
Taken from Paul Winter's "Earth, Voices of a Planet"
©1990, Earth Music Productions


If the Earth were only
a few feet in diameter, floating a
few  feet  above  a  field  somewhere,
people would  come  from everywhere to
marvel  at  it.   People  would  walk around it,
marveling at its  big pools of water, its  little pools
and the water flowing between the pools. People would
marvel  at the  bumps on it,  and the  holes in it,  and they
would marvel at the very thin layer of gas surrounding it and
the water suspended in the gas.  The people would marvel at
all the  creatures  walking  around the surface  of the ball,  and
at  the  creatures  in the  water.   The people  would  declare  it
precious because it  was the only one,  and they would protect
it  so  that  it  would  not  be  hurt.    The  ball  would  be  the
greatest wonder known, and people would come to behold
it,  to be  healed,  to gain  knowledge,  to know  beauty
and to  wonder  how it  could be.  People would love
it,   and  defend  it  with  their  lives,  because
they  would  somehow  know  that  their
lives,  their own  roundness,  could be
nothing without it.  If the  Earth
were only  a few feet
in diameter.

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