Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Coffee Cup Quote

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 taught 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 intellecual legacy--
Dr. Wade Davis
National Geographic Explorer in Residence
from my Starbucks Coffee on 10-16-05


Brea said...

Wow, that's crazy.

Oricon Ailin said...

Wow...I never thought about it that way.

rubyslipperlady said...

That is so sad. Everyone go out and learn (or brush up) another language! I think that I could survive if needed in English, Espanol, and sign language. I think...

And if you have little ones, teach them NOW! It's easier to learn when you're younger.