The earth is an exquisitely balanced system composed of complex and elegant threads of connection. As these threads fray and unravel, species decline and disappear. Our way of being in the world is akin to “a bull in a china shop,” and we do not even fully appreciate what we are destroying.
So much of this week's essay is powerful. I am struggling with where we live because it has an HOA that requires lawns. So we either move or try to change the rules, which I doubt will happen. I grew up in the SF Bay Area and we used to see tiny houses near Candlestick Park that had concrete instead of front lawns. Some were even painted green. We thought this was hysterically funny. At least the concrete didn't need watering. I am going to print this week's article out and quote it when I can.