Into this troubled world we came, vulnerable at first, and then stronger, never seeing beyond our own survival. In the beginning, we feared the dark because the dark was a place of danger. Our children remember this fear: the startle reflex, night lights. We welcomed the light. We could see, and our sight taught us to depend on light.
But in those times, we could hear darkness, and we knew the earth to be angry. Where did it go, that consciousness of the earth's anger and - increasingly - its calm? We lived with the earth, which at least obeyed its own rules.
Where life began on earth, we now starve.
We believe - some of us believe - that the earth itself is changing its climate and may thereby get rid of us.
The air will taste different then.