During lockdown people began to discover their own neighbourhood. For many the world shrank, but also we began to understand the significance of a global problem, one that affected us all now, directly.

We live on such a small planet. This Earth, our home, infinitesimally small in the universe, but still brim-full with life. If you stop, listen, you can hear it. And it is old. Older than time, steeped in deep time, in which we humans have been alive for such a small fraction. And yet we have done so much that is harmful in that brief time.

I find it so hard, with all that is happening ...


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