100 Words: Two Hundred Visionaries Share Their Hope for the Future, edited by William Murtha, Conari Press, 2010.

Sandra’s 100 words:

“The challenges before us are less about healing the planet than about healing ourselves. We have so disconnected ourselves from Earth’s beauty, mystery, and magic that we no longer feel whole. We seek satisfaction through material things, rather than through connection to communities. We have lost our sense of wonder, and our sense of place and belonging.

Here is an antidote: The tears we shed today—over war, death, disease, isolation, and aloneness—are comprised of molecules of water that have cycled through Earth’s ecosystems for millennia. Let our tears connect us back to the beginning of life, and move us into constant joy at being alive.” —Sandra Postel



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