on my starbucks coffee cup this morning:

The Way I See It # 29

Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind, a watershed of thought, an ecosystem of spiritual possibilities. Of the 6,000 languages spoken today, fully half are not being ttaught to children. Every two weeks an elder dies and carries into the grave the last syllables of an ancient tongue. Within a generation or two we are losing half of humanity's social, cultural and intellectual legacy.

-- Dr. Wade Davis
National Geographic


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