The Quotidian, October 13, 2010 ~ Borrowing from our Children

“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” ~ Native American Proverb

This quote was used as the epigraph to the documentary “Tar Creek.” I just watched this fine, poignant documentary this afternoon.

Tar Creek is a creek running through lead mining country in the far northeastern corner of Oklahoma. There are hills and mountains of chet, the heavy-metal laden gravel residue of the mining over decades.

Quotation verified through use of, accessed October 12, 2010.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, October 13, 2010 ~ Borrowing from our Children

  1. True and profound. Thanks for the reminder!!

    Write on!

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