Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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That Which Lasts

I came across this Lakota quote today:

‎*MAKA KI ECELA TEHANL YANKE (ONLY THE EARTH LASTS FOREVER)*

I like that quote. I suspect that it works better in Lakota than in English, though: the connotations of "Earth" may differ, and many native languages handle time differently than European languages, so "lasts" and "forever" could vary too. The sense that I get is, human problems are fleeting compared to the permanence of a planet (or possibly a biosphere).
Tags: ethnic studies, linguistics, nature, quotes
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