Thursday, 23 May 2013


"The wilderness is not a landscape you visit, it is all around you wherever you are. We persuade ourselves that our taming of the world is profound we lay water mains and sewers and read thousand year old books, we drive our autobahns through solid rock, we huddle together in caves lit by the incandescence of the television screens. We do everything we can to be safe, and still the planet spins, the winds roar, the great ice caps creak and heave,the continental plates shudder and bring cities crashing to the ground the viruses infect us and the oceans toy with us, lapping against the edges of our precarious land. We are in the midst of wilderness even curled up in our lover's bed."

Paul Shepheard 'The Cultivated Wilderness'

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