Currently reading IV

Primavera silenziosa

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will ensure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

It is also an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged.

I am currently reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Published in 1962, it is “widely considered to be the most important environmental book of the 20th century“, as writer Margaret Atwood stated in this article from The Guardian. And as Eliza Griswold wrote on The New York Times on the 50 years anniversary, it was the book that ignited the environmental movement and all the modern research on the massive and widespread effects of toxic chemicals on human health.

4 thoughts on “Currently reading IV

  1. Reblogged this on Who GOD is Not and commented:
    God is NOT about having Control over the universe…as if someone must be in control in order for us to be secure.

    SILENT SPRING by Rachel Carson is a book that helps us see our own sacred connection to the earth…Not a connection of domination OVER the earth but one of loving intercourse WITH the earth!

    • Thank you for your kind and passionate comment and for following my blog. I have been interested in the environmental issue since I was a young girl, but now I also suffer from a severe environmental illness. I think that our society is dramatically underestimating the cost of consumism, capitalism, and the habit of considering the earth as something different from us, something that can be exploited without consequences.

      • I am sorry for your suffering, Silvia…and you are right about our society dramatically underestimating the costs of treating people and the environment as if it is a thing to be exploited” instead of seeing all as gift calling for loving response.

      • I’ve just wrote a new post about environmental illnesses and pollution, if you are interested in this theme. Its title is “The girl with the wooden glasses”. Thanks for your interest.

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