"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it."
— William Faulkner (via lazyyogi)
"So we will have to live with climate change. We will have to find meaning and joy in a world that increasingly fails to resemble the one in which we came to consciousness. The biota will change, diversity will diminish, weather will be less stable, skies will be different, and it will become increasingly difficult to relate to the old stories and tales. We will have to live in the knowledge that this…is the result of patterns of human action in which we persist. For some, this will mean grief and guilt. For others, it will mean suffering. For still others, it will be just another day at the office. This will be life in the anthropocene. Climate change will trouble us but there is no magic bullet solution. John Wayne is dea and there is no Colt .45 peacemaker in sight."
— Dale Jamieson, 2013, ‘Climate Change, Consequentialism, and the Road Ahead’, Chicago Journal of International Law, v.13 n.2, pp.439-468, p. 468 (via pokmcfee)
Pretty much yeah.
"I pick the prettiest part of the sky and I melt into the wing and then into the air, till I’m just soul on a sunbeam."
— Richard Bach (via biscodeja-vu)