The writing path is a new one, because writing is so new.
How we’d love to introduce it to you, our ancestors!
Yet once you learned our languages, and we learned yours, would you not reject our gift of writing?
One hundred thousand years, even seven thousand years before us, what use would you have for writing?
Spoken language was a necessity for you–writing would have been a hindrance.
Writing could not aid you in hunting or gathering, in finding or building shelter, in keeping cool or warm, in mating, in nurturing and teaching children, in frolicking, in making war or peace, in healing, or even in evoking the spirits.
So writing is best left for us, your descendants–as a wondrous path we so shamefully take for granted.