"Do you hear this bird?" Dan asked. I said „Yes."
"Do you hear what he says?"
"I don't speak bird language," I replied.
"You should," he said with a wink. "You learn a lot. The birds are biped like us. You are very close to us.“
Aus „Die letzten heiligen Dinge: Auf den Spuren indianischer Weisheit.“ Verlag Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg.
Birds deal with air. We can compare their body with houses.
A small hut is easy to build, but it cannot withstand a strong storm, it collapses unless it stands e.g. under the protection of a house. The higher a house is built, the more difficult it becomes to build. The house is exposed to the winds much more directly. To build a high-rise building, you need a structural engineer, i.e. an engineer who only specializes in ensuring that the house can withstand wind and wind resistance. Skyscrapers must not be compact, they need a certain elasticity. You have to resonate with the vibrations of the air.
In former times columns supported particularly tall buildings such as churches. They help carry the building.
The Vertebral Column
The vertebral column gives support to the body. It is built in such a way that it can react flexibly to air. The spine supports the body like a column in a skyscraper. Hence its name.
The spine column is not a fixed stick, but consists of many individual vertebrae. Between them are "slices" of elastic connective tissue. They hold the vertebrae together and the spine as a whole can move. Even during the heaviest storm, our bodies don't collapse.