photo feels 1 :: images and thoughts from an apocalyptic san francisco east bay morning

“In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn.” ~Octavia Butler

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“A house you can rebuild; a bridge you can restring; a washed-out road you can fill in. But there is nothing you can do about a tree but mourn.” ~Louise Dickinson Rich

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“It’s counterintuitive, but the United States’ history of suppressing wildfires has actually made present-day wildfires worse.” ~Kendra Pierre-Louis and John Schwartz, New York Times

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“Of the known causes of the state’s 20 most destructive wildfires, all are human-related.” ~BETTINA BOXALL, Los Angeles Times

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“I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other people could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony.” ~Gustave Flaubert

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“If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.” ~Maggie Stiefvater

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“People today have forgotten they’re really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend.” ~Akira Kurosawa

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“The old ways are dead. …Avoid the dullards; avoid the folk who play it safe. They can’t help you anymore. Their stability model no longer offers that much stability. They are extinct, they are extinction.” ~Hugh MacLeod

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“Mother Earth is our first teacher.” ~Sherri Mitchell Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset

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“In the sky there are always answers and explanations for everything: every pain, every suffering, joy and confusion.” ~Ishmael Beah

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“What can oppose the decline of the west is not a resurrected culture but the utopia that is silently contained in the image of its decline.” ~Theodor W. Adorno

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” ~ Rachel Carson

Cathy B Glenn, PhD is an independent researcher, creative, and cultural worker whose areas of expertise are power, culture, and change.

Formerly Private Principal Investigator for The Center for U.S. Rural Cultures Studies, she is now Content Director and Developer for “The Relational Democracy Project” (under construction).

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