The Quaker writer Parker Palmer describes it well: We are well-educated people who have been schooled in a way of knowing that treats the world as an object to be dissected and manipulated, a way of knowing that gives us power over the world…. [We] have used [our] knowledge to rearrange the world to satisfy [our] drive for power, distorting and deranging life rather than loving it for the gift it is.,

“All through autumn
we hear a double voice: one
says everything is ripe;
the other says everything is dying.
The paradox is exquisite.
We feel what the Japanese call “aware”
— an almost untranslatable word meaning something
like “beauty tinged with sadness.””
— Gretel Ehrlich,
The Solace of Open Spaces (via afroui)

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
— Mary Oliver (via mustangblood)

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When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?

This week is travels.