by Lawrence J. J. Leonard
Once upon a time there existed a civilization called the Mesopotamians. These people accepted the logic of the elements, the weather, density, weight ratios, and natural powers much mightier than themselves.
They accepted these things as the ingredients of their lives.
This was their “truth” in its basic and practical form.
Let’s take the cute “Weather Rock,” a charming little tchotchke often sold to tourists in the American west.
The instructions read: