(Again. As always. And so on.)
This was written in 2004;
Who, two decades ago, could have imagined a world in which the Soviet Union had vanished and the Internet had arrived? Who then dreamed that the political prisoner Nelson Mandela would become president of a transformed South Africa? Who foresaw the resurgence of the indigenous world of which the Zapatista uprising in southern Mexico is only the most visible face? Who, four decades ago, could have conceived of the changed status of all who are nonwhite, nonmale, or nonstraight, the wide-open conversations about power, nature, economics, and ecologies?
Introduction to “Hope In The Dark” by Rebecca Solnit. Funny how just a few words do so much. Later;
“[B]ecause hope is an ax you break down doors with in an emergency…”
What about that for a tattoo? “Hope is an ax.”
Big huge plant at Coco’s, in Washburn.