Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Meeting the Goddess Gaia in a Supermarket!


Maybe this image is not so impressive as you would expect the Goddess of Earth, Gaia, to be. Still, it is remarkable that nowadays you can walk into a supermarket and then, suddenly, be exposed to an epiphany of the Goddess herself. 

No doubt, it is her. Gaia, sometimes compassionate and merciful, and sometimes cruel and ruthless. She who rules the ecosystem, she who embodies the ecosystem, she who is the ecosystem. Gaia, the supreme holobiont, the ultimate living being, the apex of the great ecosystemic fractal, the product of billions of years of evolution. 

And there she is, smiling and at ease among the aisles of a suburban supermarket. Perhaps just the place where she should be as the Goddess of abundant life. 


1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, your supermarket Gaia is too much like a corporate or Walt Disney production : happy and fun to be with and wants you to continue shopping and buy stuff.

    The real Gaia is more like the Indian goddess Kali, wearing a string of skulls and with severed head in her hand. She is indifferent to human life.

    But since humans are not playing by the rules, she is developing a fever and will take her revenge.

    Quercus
    and tonot h a ststff.
    walt disn

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Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome, faculty member of the University of Florence, and the author of "Extracted" (Chelsea Green 2014), "The Seneca Effect" (Springer 2017), and Before the Collapse (Springer 2019)