If the earth were only a few feet in diameter

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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.


Author © Joe Miller – from the book “If the earth


were only a few feet in diameter”


Joe Miller ~Moab, Utah1975


 

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