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Rock art across Africa is dying, say experts
By Vicky Brown and Thomas Page, for CNN
Updated 5:28 AM ET, Tue July 19, 2016
‘[Bones] don't tell you about how we lived and loved and dressed and danced,’
There is something so beautiful in leaving behind a story, a lasting beautiful record of life. It’s a labor of love to document stories in such a physical way. It takes thought, time, reflection and effort. It not only requires one to think about their own story, but to be mindful of the generations ahead understanding that our lives are more than just ours, they are a piece in a much larger ecosystem that spans long before we began and far after we have left.
This is something that we are vitally missing in our culture today. This sense that not all value should be judged within the framework of here and now but within the stretch of time before and the time ahead.
‘We might have recorded that -- it's on pictures -- but you cannot take the pride in it. You can only say it used to be here, but it is no longer there.’
How do we live and love and dress and dance? What are we passing along to our children for them to pass along to their children? What have we learned from our parents? Our ancestors? What are we taking pride in and ensuring that it doesn’t become ‘no longer there’?
These questions don’t just apply to environmental sustainability but also to traditions and knowledge and art.
Every thing, every action, takes on a different meaning when it’s being looked at through the lens of centuries rather than hours.
Yes we must live in the moment but that moment doesn’t exist in isolation, it is a part of an expansive universe full of moments that are all connected making us simultaneously small and infinitely vast.