Thursday, January 8, 2009
All the world is giftingness - this is the action from which we derive our ideas of good and bad, or gods, or nature, or whatever we want to call these things.
"The language of birds is very ancient, and like most other ancient modes of speech, little is said, but much is intended."
- T.H. White, The Once and Future King
Gifting is the "much" that is intended, the meaning and action. Mankind has not been admirable in his reciprocity - has in fact been developing skills primarily in withholding, destroying, and trapping the gifts.