Monday, January 20, 2020

Requiem: Art for the Sixth Extinction.............

Only in this hoarded span will love persevere.   
Whether you are pretty or not, I outlive you, I
bend down my strange face to yours 
in farewell.

Anne Sexton, "all my pretty ones"

Xerces Blue Butterfly, indigenous to Northern California.  Became extinct in 1945.  It is one of the first
American butterflies to become extinct from habitat loss caused by urban development.   

"We have been raised to think that our body ended here, with this bag of skin, or with our possessions or education or house.  Now we begin to realize that our body is the world."
Joanna Macy 

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