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We think of nature
as something separate
from us.
But we are part of the natural order.
We are of one piece.
On the morning after a second day
of tornadoes in Oklahoma;
the morning after what may be
the greatest destruction to humans
caused by a tornado,
it may seem
like nature against humans.
But that is not the case.
As part of one thing,
the powerful, twisty wind part
affects the fragile human part—
yes, most definitely;
our hearts break for the people of Moore
this morning—
and yes,
the human part
affects the air,
the water,
the soil,
all.
This single living organism
is dynamic,
always changing,
always being impacted
by all its parts.
Whether we wake each day
to the violence of humans
or the violence of tornadoes,
the beauties of the skies
or the beauties of human goodness and love,
we are on our way
to knowing
that we are one
living
organism.

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Photos taken at Turtle Rock Farm
on the evening following the first day
of May 20-21 Tornadoes in Oklahoma