Creator, Father, who dost show Thy splendor in the ice and snow, Bless those who toil in summer light And through the cold Antarctic night, As they Thy frozen wonders learn; Bless those who wait for their return.
As though in a dream we drive toward the white forest all day, all night.
– Mary Oliver
We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profits motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.
– Martin Luther King Jr in Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam