Saturday, October 30, 2021

It all hangs together

Thomas Merton’s early awakening to ecological destruction is noted in his journal Turning Towards the World (p. 274) in 1962 when he writes:

‘I have been shocked at a notice of a new book by Rachel Carson [Silent Spring], on what is happening to birds as a result of the indiscriminate use of poisons (which do not manage to kill all the insects they intend to kill). 

Someone will say: you worry about birds: why not worry about people? I worry about both birds and people. We are in the world and part of it and we are destroying everything because we are destroying ourselves, spiritually, morally and in every way. It is all part of the same sickness, and it all hangs together.’

1 comment:

  1. yes-yes
    human-beings are very insecure
    that is why we have invented
    religion and politics to stablise
    the inconsisities of the human condition
    a construct of the mind but alas
    all is a mater of the process of change
    that is not to say mankind does not live
    a in a state of utter confusion you could
    say origional sin-

    so this _

    SWEETS________

    Sing sweet
    sweet songs

    greeving
    greeving-

    Voices of
    weeping
    weeping-

    Pierced
    the you
    through
    and
    through-

    Hartless
    arrows
    pierceing
    pierceing-

    Blood life
    sweets away
    sweets away-

    Ashes ashes
    all decay-

    Sing
    sweet
    sweet
    songs today!

    Happy happy - All Souls Day- blessings _______

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