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    All Ecology is Island Ecology
    Project: What happened to nature?
    The posts at emplaced (in What happen to nature?) and the internation initiative (in terrestrials) remind me of Island Ecology. Particularly the desert island reference.

    What happened to nature? I answered we ate it, and then realised that we live in the manure of our own amenity.

    So then what happened to the call of nature? For some, at least, it is natural to ignore it, while others romantically indulge the calling and dream of settling deserted islands with like minded kith. A new world where their children will dream of the mainland, and leave as soon as possible.

    To and fro.

    Escape on a line of flight, and the return to domesticity that responsibility for new life brings.

    An eternal circle.

    A life cycle, totally natural.

    The new world in the morning, is the old world at dusk.

    Bedlam Walls to Selfs Point, Hobart, Tasmania.

    "No man is an island," is a recognition of sovereignty and of interdependence, and that autarky is a cultic deferment of reality.

    Only the insane are truly alone?

    Sun, Dec 16, 2007  Permanent link
    Categories: linkage ecology
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    3LSZVJA9     Sun, Dec 16, 2007  Permanent link
    What about an island with internet?
    meika     Sun, Dec 16, 2007  Permanent link
    Well, we'll see.
    Xarene     Mon, Dec 17, 2007  Permanent link
    Funny you write this because I was in the midst of romanticizing the island where we live as self-sufficient high-tech nomads when I got sucked into thinking of the cycle we will inevitably fall in. You put it beautifully,
    The new world in the morning, is the old world at dusk.

    There will always be those who will get tired of my romantic nomad ideals and decide to stay put and get what they need from others. And there will always be those who will acknowledge that some like to stay put and will offer them their services. (That is how my island will become a trailer park). And so on and so forth, that is how our economies at one point started: someone didn't want to—or couldn't—do something and someone else did it for them.