"The farthest star and the mud at our feet are a family; and there is no decency or sense in honoring one thing, or a few things, and then closing the list. The pine tree, the leopard, the river and ourselves — we are at risk together, or we are on our way to a sustainable world together. We are each other's destiny."
—Mary Oliver, quoted in "Allow hatred to be enfolded by love" by Dominican Sr. Margaret Galiardi
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