Pausing to think

June 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm (Uncategorized)

Having finally finished reading Wild Law by Cormac Cullinan, I wanted to quote something of his. Because this is what I have been also thinking but wasn’t able to express so easily:

“Scraping topsoil, plants and the rich community of life off land and covering it with concrete is an assault on our inner world. If we continue too long on this course our consciousnesses, and those of the generations who follow us, will no longer be shaped through interaction with the beauty, diversity, and sheer unexpectedness of nature. Concrete parking-lots breed parking-lot minds: uniform, barren, predictable and devoid of any sacred or transcendental meaning. How many great works of art or literature do you suppose our parking-lots will inspire? How many laws on our statute books are inspired by this outlook?”

Exactly.

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