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The Price is the Point in the Pointless Universe (Nature partially described by Joni Mitchell: "I don't know who I am but life is for learning")

Be right back, but for now, yes,  "We are stardust," but we are not stars. Yes, we are "billion[s]-year-old carbon," but we are only partially described by what we are made ofHow we are made into lawful processes of carbon breaking and bonds that make us feel separate from the world leads to a unique dependence on measurements and observation that gives the give in the given. 

This physical dependence on the terms nature imposes to allow intervention upon the lawful evolution of nature (the give in the given) gives us everything: our tribulations, our joys, our sorrows.

The price of intervention imposes physical dependence that brings probabilities, the present, knowledge, and error into existence: the long way "back to the garden," where necessities did not require knowledge and food to intervene. Knowledge is the price. Knowledge is the prize. Memory is the price. Memory is the prize. (Life begins as the price, and becomes the prize when life is kicked out of the garden upon discovering food. Dependence on food IS dependence on knowledge, on measurement, on observation. Food is the give in the given. There is no evolution in the garden, for there is no dependence on overcoming separation. The garden is a symbol of the wholeness of nature that life must obey to exist as it does.

Well, I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, "Tell me, where are you going?"
And this he told me
Said, "I'm going down to Yasgur's Farm
Gonna join in a rock 'n' roll band
Got to get back to the land
Set my soul free"
We are stardust, we are golden
We are billion-year-old carbon
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden
Well, then can I walk beside you?
I have come to lose the smog
And I feel myself a cog
In somethin' turning
And maybe it's the time of year
Yes, and maybe it's the time of man
And I don't know who I am
But life is for learning
We are stardust, we are golden
We are billion-year-old carbon
And we got to get ourselves
Back to the garden
We are stardust, we are golden
We are billion-year-old carbon
And we got to get ourselves
Back to the garden
By the time we got to Woodstock
We were half a million strong
And everywhere was a song
And a celebration
And I dreamed I saw the bomber jet planes
Riding shotgun in the sky
Turning into butterflies
Above our nation
We are stardust, we are golden
We are caught in the devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Joni Mitchell
Woodstock lyrics © Crazy Crow Music
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