‘Sometimes the Burned Landscape Blooms Most Lavishly’ | ‘All This Is Temporary’

Beautiful – and important words here from Rebecca Solnit, via Robert Macfarlane. Something all writers – and politicians – need to digest:

Burned Landscape

On that same plane, I’m really grateful to Barry Taylor for sharing this talk given by Mark Fisher in February 2016, in which he gives a rather brilliant summary of his thinking… and, perhaps hauntingly, leaves with the urging that ‘all this is temporary.’ Fires and burning, waste and wastelands… and yet… and yet… perhaps long-lain words will germinate. Perhaps we might call that an answer to prayer.