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From "Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community" by Wendell Berry

From "Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community" by Wendell Berry

β€œIt is not possible to look at the present condition of our land and people and find support for optimism. We must not fool ourselves.

It is altogether conceivable that we may go right along with this business of "business," with our curious religious faith in technological progress, with our glorification of our own greed and violence always rationalized by our indignation at the greed and violence of others, until our land, our world, and ourselves are utterly destroyed. We know from history that massive human failure is possible....

On the other hand, we want to be hopeful, and hope is one of our duties. A part of our obligation to our own being and to our descendants is to study our life and our condition, searching always for the authentic underpinnings of hope. And if we look, these underpinnings can still be found.”

Eagle Poem  by Joy Harjo

Eagle Poem by Joy Harjo

The Peace of Wild Things   by Wendell Berry

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry