we are each one of us responsible

“We are each one of us responsible for every war because of the aggressiveness of our own lives, because of our nationalism, our selfishness, our gods, our prejudices, our ideals, all of which divide us. And only when we realize, not intellectually but actually, as actually as we would recognise that we are hungry or in pain, that you and I are responsible for all this existing chaos, for all the misery throughout the entire world because we have contributed to it in our daily lives and are part of this monstrous society with its wars, divisions, its ugliness, brutality and greed-only then we will act.” — J. Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known

Evidence: Sugar Maple

The Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) supports of a myriad of wildlife — deer, moose, squirrels, butterfly larvae, aphids, porcupines, raccoon, song birds, woodpeckers, honeybees — and can live up to 500 years. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service)

Photo ©2017 Jen Payne, from the upcoming book Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind.