“…Hope is not like a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky… Hope is an ax you break down doors with in an emergency; because hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from the annihilation of the earth’s treasures and the grinding down of the poor and marginal.”
— Rebecca Solnit
Terrify and inspire
Moving me to tears
This is what it means to major in sociology. I am totally immersed in this all day long.
Living in Santa Cruz is incredible and beautiful but these are the mountains I miss, rich with sagebrush and chaparral in the Los Padres National Forest. Some people say if you grow up near mountains, you’ll always feel a need to be close to them. Perhaps for you it’s the wide open sky above grasslands, an ocean, a river, or the desert.