Thursday, May 19, 2022

"Then they grow away from the earth, then they grow away from the sun, then they grow away from the plants & the animals. They see no life. When they look they see only objects. The world is a dead thing for them; the trees & the rivers are not alive. The mountains & stones are not alive. The deer & bear are objects.
They see no life.
They fear.
They fear the world.
They destroy what they fear.
They fear themselves."
- Leslie Marmon Silko

Friday, May 6, 2022

“I believe that our species will not last long. It does not seem to be made of the stuff that has allowed the turtle, for example, to continue to exist more or less unchanged for hundreds of millions of years, for hundreds of times longer, that is, than we have even been in existence. We belong to a short-lived genus of species. All of our cousins are already extinct. What's more, we do damage. The brutal climate and environmental changes that we have triggered are unlikely to spare us.”― Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics