The Story Of Time (Turtle Talks Time)

Theme & narration

Song Length: 3:34

Genre: Children/all-ages Environmental Inspirational

Lyric Credits: José Argüelles
Music Credits: Francine Jarry
Producer Credits: Francine Jarry
Publisher Credits: Rainbow Messenger Publishing
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Label Credits: The Rainbow Music Company

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As the sun is my child, the Earth is my grandchild. As a child of the Earth, each one of you is my great grandchild. But of all my great grandchildren of the Earth, turtle and tree are my favorites, for they are the ones instructed to keep the wisdom of time in common for all beings of the Earth.

Holding the wisdom of all of my children, turtle and tree are most precious to me. Turtle and tree are so accomplished in holding their form in time with the Earth that their species span the fiery ages preceding the dinosaurs right down to the present age of industrialized humans.

The humans are the youngest of my great grandchildren. Because they are the youngest, the humans are the ones to benefit the most from the wisdom of their elders, turtle and tree. Listen now to turtle’s story…

In that long ago spin when the skies smoldered steam, the amphibians marched out of the great single sea. The amphibians were the first to set foot and breathe pure air on the land of the Earth. There arose among those first amphibians a supreme one exalted in patience and forbearing above all others in the animal realm. It was the great grandmother turtle of all turtles. She spoke:

“Until that destined moment at the end of the becoming, it is I and my progeny, all the turtles of land and sea, who shall keep the secret of time’s mystery. It is we who shall speak the true story of time regardless of all obstacles. The mystery is this: how many times does the moon wax and wane during one Earth orbit of the sun? Count the scales on turtle’s back and you will know!

Look at my back
Hold steady and know
Thirteen are my scales
Thirteen moons make one flow!
Thirteen moons for the Earth
To bring one year to birth
Thirteen moons for the sun
To give Earth its fun!

We are to be on the watch for the youngest child of the Earth, the human. This youngest child will be the navigator of the next stage of Earth’s journey. When the human becomes responsible, there will be unity in time. This is why it is turtles purpose to now reveal the true recollection of timeso that all Earth’s human children will remember the turtle.

Thirteen moons for the Earth
To bring one year to birth
Thirteen moons for the sun
To give Earth its fun!

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