Friday, March 18, 2011

Tsunami filmed from a ship at sea

Last week's tragic events in Japan, and the ongoing humanitarian and nuclear crises on the islands, underscore our absolute vulnerability and reliance upon our surroundings. This is not a bad thing. This is not a hostile relationship. What I hope can come after is more recasting of the drama not as humankind versus nature, but as human beings integrated within a complex system of earth and air and water, thriving from it and dependent upon it and utterly lacking any power to shield ourselves from our own scientific misadventures.