The Longest Threads
Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns,
so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
When we try to pick any thing by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
No individual thing of any kind exists except in relation to all the other things.
We cannot live only for ourselves.
A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men;
and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads,
our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.