Wednesday, August 3, 2011

wilderness- paul shepheard

"the wilderness is not a landscape you visit; it is all around you, wherever you are. we persuade ourselves that our taming of the world is profound, we lay water mains & sewers and read thousand year old books, we drive our autobahns through solid rock, we huddle together in caves lit by the incandescence of television screens. we do everything we can to be safe, and still the planet spins, the winds roar, the great ice caps creak & heave, the continental plates shudder & bring cities crashing to the ground, the viruses infect us and the oceans toy with us, lapping against the edges of our precarious land. we are in the midst of wilderness, even curled up with our lovers in bed."