The kind of love it takes for people in power now to abandon their fossil fuel assets.

The kind of love it takes for everyone to work together to find safe havens for those who are now most at risk.

The kind of love it takes to prevent mass extinctions and to save species.

The kind of love it takes to learn how to cooperate with the Earth’s natural systems rather than to destroy and dominate them.

The kind of love it takes to recognize that pure competition is destructive and harmful and teaches all the wrong lessons.

The kind of love it takes not to build bunkers, but to build a living world full of life-granting civilizations – not the death-spreading ones we see today.

Love enough not to consume other creatures for food.

Love enough to not spend one’s life in search of ever-greater accumulations of wealth, but to spend it instead in search of ever-greater reductions of harm.

Love to help the least powerful among us the most.

That’s what it means to love today.

~Robert Fanney (@robertscribbler)

Friend, find any way that you can to resist
or escape. If you have to run for your life, for crissake, run for your life.
~ Steve Kowit

Green gullies and red cliffs wherever I look
and my thatch hut in between
beneath a patched robe my body stays warm
I’ve forgotten my worries along with the date
rushes grow thin where the soil is rocky
bamboo shoots grow tall where it’s deep
sometimes at midnight I hear a bell
and remember there’s a temple down below
~ Stonehouse (Shiwu)

He: It was raining when we met.
She: It’s the same rain.

~ Steven Moffat

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

~ Mark Twain