Humanity became humanity when she rose up and started walking, following the rhythms and flows of the natural world.
The first migrations were forced by the changes that occurred in the relationship between humans and the natural world. These changes in turn affected and transformed the relationships between humans and humans and those relationships in turn affected the natural world.
Our skin, our pigment, tells the story of longer and shorter stays along the longitudes and latitudes of the world. Movement was indispensable till someone, a woman or women, more than likely, among the humans took note of the seeds and caught them at the headwaters of the natural world.
My ancestors walked toward the horizons cut by the rising and falling of the sun. The earth tilted for its seasonal bows to the sun, creating longer and shorter days, shifting the human settlements.
Human movement has been an indicator of social, economic and cultural development. The only borders the earliest human migrations knew were bio-regional, geophysical and followed the movements and migrations of other earthly species who were more in tune with the gravity of the world.
Migration is a shared story among all two-legged, four-legged and other species who like humans were connected to the magnetic fields of life herself.
Along with movement and migrations, all species share the water to live and procreate life and her cycles and her plants and offerings among species to share the energy of the constellations of earthly life in all her shapes and forces. Movement, water and plants are now subjugated to the dominant industrial modes of human settlements.
To be human is to be a nomad.
The most human of humanity today are migrants, who have been forced to leave or flee for their lives, to survive. They are a cosmic spiral of sorts who link us to our first ancestors, who changed their relationships and became more human by walking together.
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