Friday, January 4, 2013
SkyWatch Friday: Angel hair & feather canyons
Happy New Year, fellow sky watchers! I should probably be posting fresh 2013 photos, but these pictures I took on a walk last October have been languishing in my drafts folder long enough. I'd never seen clouds like these before (but I'm guessing Joni Mitchell had!)
Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way...
~ Joni Mitchell, "Both Sides Now"
(click to listen)
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"