“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hyperobjects Liveblog 15

15 500 words. Over lunch I wrote another 1500. This thing is unstoppable. It's like the parable of the elephant in Buddhism in reverse. You feel your way around something you already know is an elephant (the hyperobject, in fact). It doesn't matter whether you feel the trunk, the legs or the tail. You have confidence that it's an elephant.

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