As I look at my shoes while sitting on the front porch of my house…

Soil or dirt.  There are 70,000 different types of soil, just in the US.  1 Tablespoon has more organisms in in than there are people on earth. One inch of top soil is 500 years in the making.  Soil is alive.  Dirt is displaced soil, dust in the air, stuck on the soles of your shows.  Dirt is dead.  But what a life that dirt had – who it met, where it went and all is saw in the passing centuries. 

David Westphal