07 Jun '11, 11pm

So much has been destroyed…I have cast my lot with those who…reconstitute the world AdrienneRich…cc @sheryl2311 @jplds11

So much has been destroyed…I have cast my lot with those who…reconstitute the world AdrienneRich…cc @sheryl2311 @jplds11

When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren't pessimistic, you don't understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren't optimistic, you haven't got a pulse. What I see everywhere in the world are ordinary people willing to confront despair, power, and incalculable odds in order to restore some semblance of grace, justice, and beauty to this world. The poet Adrienne Rich wrote, "So much has been destroyed I have cast my lot with those who, age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world." There could be no better description. Humanity is coalescing. It is reconstituting the world, and the action is taking place in schoolrooms, farms, jungles, villages,...

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