Our connection to "Mother Earth".
The next time you are planting some seeds, get your hands in the dirt and think about the fact that you are then doing what people did back as far as the first person to ever sow a seed.
I had that thought yesterday as I planted some winter veggies and it was an uplifting thought that I was doing the same as my father. We may have slightly different tools, but eventually it all comes down to placing that seed in the ground.
I know, the big corporate farmer may never get his/her hands dirty and that is sad in a way. They lost the connection to the land. Maybe they have a home garden or at least I hope they do.