“The famous balance of nature is the most extraordinary of all cybernetic systems. Left to itself, it is always self-regulated.” – Joseph Wood Krutch
The constant circulation of matter and energy impels life to continue, forever flowing, forever changing, forever shifting form as we continue to dance with its rhythm. Through the four elements of water, air, earth, and fire, life breathes through the nature we inhabit but so often ignore. Yet however enamored we become with our own creations, be they technological advances or societal norms, on deeper inspection, we can still see the natural flow that compels even our own ingenuity as the world around us goes through its natural progression, each of us playing the roles of these various elements.
From the natural world to the makeup of our very being, across cultural idioms and iconic understanding, these four elements continually perpetuate our lives. No matter how much control we like to think we have over the world around us, Nature is still calling the shots.