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Barefoot in the Mountains

The High Andes

Photo by Oakley Gordon

There is a song sung in Quechua by the women of the high Andes.  It begins like this:

“I walk without shoes in the mountains.  My bare feet touch the mountain.  The mountain takes pleasure in knowing my body.”

This beautiful world-view is reflected in a quote from the book Masters of the Living Energy, by Joan Parisi Wilcox.  ‘Andeans are born into a world that they believe is as conscious of them as they are of it.’

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1 Comment

  1. It’s wonderful to think about… that everything we love in nature enjoys us as we enjoy them. Ayni.

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