“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

Thursday, November 17, 2011

SOS Save the Earth

A message from my four-year-old self to my now self. I haven't seen this book since that age. “You can have transport and live propply [sic] without destroying nature.” I wrote it on the back of one of the postcards (image 2).


Anonymous said...

We do need to look back in order to understand how to save ourselves and the environment. Mustering up respect for the environment and remembering not to take nature in its current forms for granted. Opening up our eyes for the little details that brings pleasure and being thankful for the global opportunity we have to share the wonders around us. Capitalism has placed environment on the back seat but nature is a very heavy and unruly passenger - with the capacity to force the vehicle to crash.....

Damian said...

Wow! Haven't seen this book since the 70s when my brother got it as a Christmas gift. Funny how things come into your thoughts. Personally, I don't feel too optimistic about the future.

marthajane said...

I absolutely had this book as a kid.
I have not been able to find it since, and now I feel like it should have been in the curriculum or something.
And of course only now I realize this was completely "no one wants to know about this"d out of print and out of the hands of the current generation that is STILL in denial (ARGH!!)

I had this book in the 70s-early 80s in Kingston, ON. I may have been purchased in the UK, or in Canada.