"Capitalism's grow-or-die imperative stands radically at odds with ecology's imperative of interdependence and limit.  The two imperatives can no longer coexist with each other; nor can any society founded on the myth that they can be reconciled hope to survive.  Either we will establish an ecological society or society will go under for everyone, irrespective of his or her status.  Yet we can't stop the process.  A capitalist economy, by definition, lives by growth; as Bookchin observes:  "For capitalism to desist from its mindless expansion would be for it to commit suicide."  We have essentially, chosen cancer as the model for our social system." - Ursula K. Le Guin

"Happiness is an Act of Courage.  Be Brave." 2014 Collage on 2008 painting

"Genuine happiness cannot be achieved through self delusion." - Melissa Sylvan

'Earth is Infernal' 2014 - made on recycled auto magnet, free-form torn collage

November Delight in the Butterfly Garden:  Gentian.

"And now you ask in your heart,
"How shall we distinguish that which is good in pleasure from that which is not good?"
Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower,
But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee.
For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life,
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love,
And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy."  
- from Kahlil Gibran’s 'The Prophet'



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