29 Nov

nature of our seeking

I was, as I had kept discovering, too soft his life. I could not quite keep up physically. More importantly, I could not cope up with the uncertainty: with the dislocation of not knowing whether I would eat today or eat tomorrow, or still possess a living – or a life – in a month’s time. The Maasai accepted wild fluctuations in their fortunes with equanimity. In one season, their cattle would darken the plains; in the next, drought struck and they had nothing. To know what comes next has been perhaps the dominant aim of materially complex societies. Yet, having achieved it, or almost achieved it, we have been rewarded with a new collection of unmet needs. We have privileged safety over experience; gained much in doing so, and lost much.

~ George Monbiot in Feral

11 Jul

so short!

oh! Imagine a regret, for living not long enough on a Earth which is shooting from one end of galaxy to the other end, instead of going round and round the Sun!

11 Aug

intensity

“I remember it just like a delirium — it was deeply spiritual. Beauty is some kind of laser connection to higher worlds.”
~ Voytek Kurtyka | Alpinist

25 May

for the soul

“We can marvel at the colours of a butterfly, the grace of a giraffe, the power of an elephant, the delicate structure of a diatom. Every time a species goes extinct, we are irreversibly impoverished”
~ Norman Myers