If the World were a few feet in diameter, floating a few feet
above a field somewhere, people would come from everywhere to
marvel at it.
People would walk around it, marvelling at it's big pools of
water, it's little pools of water and the way the water flowed
between the pools.
People would marvel at the bumps on it and the holes in it, and
they would marvel at the very thin layer of gas surrounding it
and the water suspended in the gas.
The people would marvel at all the creatures walking around on
the surface of the ball and at the creatures in the water.
The people would declare it sacred because it was the only one,
and they would protect it so that it would not be hurt. The ball
would be the greatest wonder known, and the people would come to
pray to it, to be healed, to gain knowledge, to know the beauty
and to wonder how it could be.
People would love it and defend it with their lives, their own
roundness, could be nothing without it.
If the earth were a few feet in diameter.
From, Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education
and Friends of The Earth. New Zealand