i want to spend the end of the world with you
I wasn’t always like this.
Raised amid the heady revolutionary dreams of the 60s, I held true to that vision for a shockingly long time. I worked diligently to change the world, in the usual and the less usual ways. Eventually I saw that people weren’t interested in changing their minds based on information, and so could no longer stare into the gaping maw of the end of the world.
Medical school seemed like a great way to bury my head in the sand for a while. But Aldo Leopold spoke absolute truth when he wrote “the price of an environmental education is to live in a world of wounds.”
Welcome to the end of the world.