The Story Of Time (Why Turtle Has A Shell)

Narration

Song Length: 2:15

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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Lyrics

WHY TURTLE HAS A SHELL

Once time had woven the biosphere into a living web of ocean and land life, great grandmother galaxy recalls, Earth was happy. Since turtle already contained the lore of Time, Earth chose turtle to be the guardian of the animal kingdom. Since tree was already the keeper of time, Earth chose tree to be the guardian of the plant kingdom.

Now Earth spoke to turtle: turtle, on your back are the thirteen scales which hold the knowledge of time called the thirteen moons. This is a cosmic power that you carry on your back. Your shell holds the knowledge of the whole Earth. Your shell is a demonstration of the cosmic power of time which the whole Earth weave into the living mantle of the biosphere. The top of your shell with its thirteen scales shows how the biosphere is ruled by the law of Time.

Thirteen scales to reflect
The path of thirteen moons
Thirteen moons to guide Earth’s spiral journey
But once around the sun
Thirteen moons
One Earth
One sun
One turtle
Constant to the law of time

Turtle, you are wonderful in your shape and form in Time!

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