måndag, november 05, 2007

Social Terrorists

The NY Times Style Magazine, Alexandra Jacobs, wrote a piece about Eco-Terrorists at the table. Really, could you ever satisfy enough people that you were doing what was necessary to reduce your carbon footprints about the kitchen, patio, and dining room?

Ms. Jacobs' vignettes of neighbors and acquaintances chiding each other for never doing enough found a resting space behind my heart, between my lungs and in front of my spine - or thereabouts - and began to gnaw away. How is it that we believe that we can be nice to our planet when we are completely incapable of being kind to each other?