Ah, therein lies the rub. This strikes me as a pithy and poetic definition of environmental sustainability: to be lasting, it must be reciprocal.
We aren’t quite there yet, we haven’t quite figured out what ‘reciprocal’ means in our engagement with landscapes.
‘For a relationship with landscape to be lasting, it must be reciprocal.’
See also the bestellar review of this wise, enlightening book, complete with a mosaic of illustrated quotations and metaphors, and some fine Eskimo words.
Source: Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams (London: Picador, 1987), p. 404
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