Non-human? I have come to despise that we treat all other species in the negative and in comparison to our own species with such overt exceptionalism. At the same time, I do not wish any new word to accentuate separateness. I’ve worked on this for a while now.
Tere ~ Proto-Indo-European root meaning cross over, pass through, overcome.
Sapien ~ Latin meaning discerning, wise, judicious.
By the ‘wisdom’ of the biosphere, we Homo sapiens have many other species to live up to.
Healthy teresapien systems = their wellbeing = our wellbeing. Let evolved processes happen. We are ecological consumers not producers. … Read more
This is intended to replace the language of decolonization in 'environmental' ethics, thereby leaving that to remain clearly in the domain of colonialism with respect to human political and cultural 'empire.'
It’s enough to realise just how much money oil companies globally have made over this last couple of years, leave alone centuries, and have, generally, not equitably distributed it.
First, they facilitated climate change by producing and marketing the fossil fuels that were burned by industry, transport and buildings to release green house gases. Then they discovered the global damage and ongoing crises they were creating, and covered it up. Then they continued lobbying for species damaging drilling rights, subsidies stolen from the poor, and anti-competitive price rigging. Coups and wars have been instigated over oil.
But then there are other oil-based and oil-fuelled products developed such as pesticides, fertilizers, plastics, internal combustion engines (cars), roads and guns (yes, guns). … Read more
Weid ~ to see, as in to know (PIE). Witan – wit, wise, wisdom (Old English).
Legh ~ pronounced lay – lie down (PIE). Root of lazy. Root of law.
Witanslay ~ a wise laziness.
A necessity sometimes, for the ones who seek a new era of Earth integrated and symbiotic life ~ to be less busy, to enjoy quiet, to burn less fuel, to stay local, to use less resources, to tread less heavily, to take up less space, to notice, to enjoy the small things, to relish close companionship, to be in the moment, to share closely, to create beauty in the immediate (space/time), to allow succession, and to feel the sanguimund. … Read more
I have been thinking of Earth Crisis, the sixth extinction and futures.
Paleontology proves such catastrophic shifts in abundance and diversity of life have happened before, and more quickly than one might imagine.
This time, the trajectories of evolution ahead of us, or the new biogenics of Earth systems, have been irreparably skewed or deviated by anthropogenic activity. Even an ice-age predicted by Milankovitch cycles has been prevented. The bitter truth is that, for a long while, certainly since the Rio summit of 1992, these harms have been a conscious effort ~ the first time in Earth’s history. … Read more
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