(Monkey Buffet Festival, via)
Concertino for Orchestra.
"Mae stood her ground. 'Why do people treat the past as if it had lost a battle that the present won?' she demanded, fists clenched. 'Why do they treat it as if it had faded because it was weak?'
Joe looked baffled and distressed.
'I don't know,' said Kwan.
'The past is real,' said Mae. 'It's still here.'
'Then maybe so is the future,' said Kwan."
--Geoff Ryman, Air (2004)
(pic by Cynothyglys on Deviant Art)
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember song.
"Right now I'm only 4 miles north of Detroit. I find getting an up-close-and-personal view of a city undergoing collapse perversely invigorating. As I say, welcome to Detroit, Ground Zero of the Post-Industrial Future. The solutions to North America's problems will be developed here first and then exported to the rest of the continent." --Crazy Eddie's Motie News
(pic of Beta Pictoris & its exoplanet, via Daniel Fischer on twitter)
"We have outsmarted ourselves, like greedy monkeys, and now we are full of dread.' --Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard (1978)