우리는 나무 그리고 돌 we are of wood and stone
Below the surface of language, culture, and individuality, are we not all the same? And when we dig even deeper, into our skin, muscles, bones, and blood, are we not the same as the other living creatures sharing the land with us? And when we go even deeper, to our cells, membranes, and atoms, are we not the same as the plants, soil, and the stones of the Earth?
All things are formed from a collection of different parts. A mountain is made up of stones, boulders, soil and trees, while each stone of the mountain is made up from different minerals, particles and microscopic organisms, each of which is composed of different cells and elements. In a similar way, our days and journeys are made up of different moments and experiences. Each of us is a small part that forms part of a larger whole. We are part of our own respective culture, country, and species, but also part of the ecosystem and the web of life.