As important as Earth's ecology and environment is, maybe we'll never get that shit together until we work out some kind of human ecology. As annoying as they may sometimes be, we need people like my friend. I remember around the time I got my Master's and just before coming to Japan, my thesis advisor (and mentor) worried that the collapse of the Soviet Union/"communism" would reduce to capitalism without a conscience. Fuck, was he ever right.
Anyway, tonight I was listening Tom Petty's version of the classic Thunderclap Newman tune, "Something in the Air." I thought of my friend.
"Run through the fields and houses..."