Even the highest mind and most rarefied spirit exist in a body that is made of earth.

Added on by Jessica Gath.

"Even the highest mind and most rarefied spirit exist in a body that is made of earth."
– Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene

People lived on Earth for millenia before we were born and, grand or humble, left marks that influence our lives today. We owe our technology, our beliefs, our customs – our very bodies – to their lives, their work, their joys and suffering. Even the highest mind... is an homage to all who came before us and left behind wisdom that nourishes and teaches us; from this wisdom our own takes root and grows, for us and for those who come later.

[dirt gathered from a tiny number of the dead to whom my work pays tribute; plants; glass; 2005]