Vignette Larousse (2)

The history of “sharing” in the West is a very sad one. In earlier times land was not “owned.” There were no fences and no claims. Land was “COMMON.” ┬áThe last 600 years of Western history can be summed up by saying that it went from “COMMON” to

“ENCLOSURE.” ┬áThink not only of land, but of ideas, works of art, music, ways of healing, writings and recipes. Here the fences are named: Patents and copy rights.

“Je seme a tout vent” speaks of the generosity in sharing.