Seasonalight

Light Seeking

Author: seasonalight (page 2 of 20)

So you want to be a rebel?

Yellow shell moth on my finger, photo by me.

This week, thousands of people marched the streets of London, calling for a second referendum on the British breakup with the European Union. Simultaneously, and perhaps connected in many ways, hundreds also marched in Lancashire to protest Cuadrilian fracking. And a group called Extinction Rebellion are planning active civil disruption, beginning at the end of the month, in the face of political inaction and apathy towards the climate crisis.

On Twitter, at least, I am registering a shift in the general zeitgeist ~ notice taken, at last, by a greater crowd beyond the long converted. … Read more

Nagorasphere

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Kinnaria/Wyld ~ alternative to green space.

Me at one of my local Kinnarias

Green Space: Light which has a dominant wavelength of roughly 495–570 nm permeating a void. How could such a phrase be used so frequently, so poorly, to represent complex places of varied natural living process?

The universe is full of space. If life-relations are broken-dead, then all you have is space.

Such banality fails to articulate the interconnectedness of life, fails to inspire us to engage and participate in the power of interconnected living systems, anywhere.

So in keeping with my work on Kinnages, I offer an alternative word, Kinnaria, to describe the koinonia or kin-gathering in the nagorasphere, where all is exchangeable in between those human harder edges. … Read more

Letter to Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education, Wales.

Dear Minister

Thank you for the invite via Twitter to write to you further on egalitarian ecoliteracy.

Now the latest IPCC report has been published, still erring on the conservative side yet relentless in its call for urgent action, I hope beyond measure you will advocate providing ALL Welsh children and adult learners with the ecological systems and environmental knowledge/settings they truly require.

Equipping each and everyone for the rapid changes now, and the volatile future science predicts ahead of us, is the best gift we can bestow and a collective necessity in Wales under the WFG and Environment Acts.

And more. … Read more

For the love of Planet Valens, my Neologisms

I pass these words on in the spirit of Spring Theory, hoping they live long and fruitful lives.

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River of Love in the Desert. Photo by me.

Avumbra ~ brief shadow cast upon oneself by a bird flying in the path of the sun.

Auranima ~ sun shines on glossy leaves, wet pebbles or corvid feathers, turning them ‘white’.

Cavignus ~ flickering sunlight deep in a natural hollow.

Corsindolorn ~ perceiving nature whilst free of worry/heartache, since all appears well.

Cortiform ~ all the variable characteristic features of bark.

Cupilustria ~ yearning for the wild.

Esranebulous ~ uncanny light produced by the carbon atoms from the deaths of living forests. … Read more

Patientism; of place, flow and beyond-perspective

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“These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs.” —Anton Chekhov, A Day in the Country.

I have been watching old man heron on the Glamorgan Canal, of late. And a dainty little egret at Llandaff Weir. Their organic curves and soft feathers lull me into their lives. I long to communicate with them, if only by brief mutual gaze. … Read more

Language of Flow: The Need for Neologisms and Introducing Spring Theory

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(Dissertation extract, in continuing the ideal of co-operation, symbiosis and mutualism into, and of, language.)

6.0 Language of Flow: Fluminism, Introducing Spring Theory.

6.1 The Need for Neologisms.

Two particular yet simple words, love and ecology, are my inspiration in the creation of my own neologisms ~ fluminism, and then sanguimund and praximund, the latter two as constituent parts of the former.

As to both words, love and ecology, as lexicons combined, they are complementary. One word is a positive emotion and the other a rational science. Like life itself, it is the combination of both affect and rationale which our brains assimilate as moral constructs and in the choices we make every day. … Read more

Love and ecology as an integrative force for good, and as resistance to the commodification of nature and planetary harms: Introducing Fluminism – Ginny Battson, 2018

I have decided to publish my complete Masters dissertation on environmental ethics here, the culmination of years of research and thought. But it’s just the beginning…

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Awarded: Distinction … Read more

A Noiseless Patient Spider

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Poem by Walt Whitman

A noiseless patient spider,
I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated,
Mark’d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself,
Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them.

And you O my soul where you stand,
Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres to connect them,
Till the bridge you will need be form’d, till the ductile anchor hold,
Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul. … Read more

“Attempts to ‘green’ capitalism, to make it ‘ecological’, are doomed by the very nature of the system as a system of endless growth”

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To speak of ‘limits to growth’ under a capitalistic market economy is as meaningless as to speak of limits of warfare under a warrior society. The moral pieties, that are voiced today by many well-meaning environmentalists, are as naive as the moral pieties of multinationals are manipulative. Capitalism can no more be ‘persuaded’ to limit growth than a human being can be ‘persuaded’ to stop breathing. Attempts to ‘green’ capitalism, to make it ‘ecological’, are doomed by the very nature of the system as a system of endless growth.

~ Murray Bookchin (Remaking Society: Pathways to a Green Future)

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