Mercy Mercy Me

Jim Matchinga, “Roots” (Cincinnati Magazine, 1980)

Now this interconnection or adaptation of all created things to each and of each to all, means that each simple substance has relations which express all the others, and, consequently, that it is a perpetual living mirror of the universe.

— Leibniz, The Monadology
 

“Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” by Marvin Gaye

“As trade had suddenly encroached upon a sacrament.”

Charles O’Rear, Sign on a bluff signals the site of a future condominium… (1975)

A quality of loss
Affecting our content,
As trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a sacrament.

–Emily Dickinson