"Now Sarayu paused before answering. "You humans, so little in your own eyes. You are truly blind to your own place in Creation. Having chosen the ravaged path of independence, you don't even comprehend that you are dragging the entire Creation along with you." She shook her head and the wind sighed through the trees nearby. "So very sad, but it won't be this way forever." The Shack
"A created being can only take what already exists and from it fashion something different."
Every time I walk past certain plants like the purple Monkshood in this photo I think of the exchange between Mack and Sarayu from the garden chapter in The Shack. Monkshood happens to be one of the most healing plants on the planet and yet humans have used it to poison and kill other humans....it's also one of the most toxic and deadly when in the hands of humans who are trapped and twisted by the ravaged path of independence.