Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Arctic Mayor

Linda Beate Randal is the mayor of this region. She was at the Sonic Acts dinner last night--a very nice one too.

I'm beginning to like mayors. Of course I only know two of them: Linda and Jón Gnarr.

Check this out. Linda presented flowers to one of the organization team, and in her speech she quoted my stuff. And she discussed it. I mean how extraordinary is that? And honoring?

She was down with the idea that ecology is about intimacy. As a farmer she had a lot of experience of that. And as the mayor of a place right on the Russian border, bonds with humans trumped political lines. People rely on one another.

In other news, the vastness of the fjord system up here. I can't describe it yet.

Talk went quite well. I shall post it here as soon as I can.

1 comment:

Bill Benzon said...

Hey, Tim. Mayors are where it's at. Cities are the future; nations have gotten old and stale. Time for them to recede into the background.