When you build a thing you cannot merely build that thing in isolation, but must also repair the world around it, and within it, so that the larger world at that one place becomes more coherent, and more whole; and the thing which you make takes its place in the web of nature, as you make it.
'I think a lot about the Tzotzil concept of ch'ulel, which is present in the constitution of the individual. Each one of us is linked since birth to one or several animals, as well as to certain natural phenomena. The nature of this linkage is sacred. As the root of the word ch'ulel indicates, when something happens to one of your corresponding animals, it also happens to you.'