Wendell Berry is a wise man…

“Most of us are still too sane to piss in our own cistern, but we allow others to do so and we reward them for it. We reward them so well, in fact, that those who piss in our cistern are wealthier than the rest of us.

“Today, local economies are being destroyed by the pluralistic, displaced, global economy, which has no respect for what works in a locality. The global economy is built on the principle that one place can be exploited, even destroyed, for the sake of another place.

“A corporation, essentially, is a pile of money to which a number of persons have sold their moral allegiance.

“No great feat is going to happen to change all this; you’re going to have to humble yourself to be willing to do it one little bit at a time.

“Every day do something that won’t compute. Love the Lord. Love the world. Work for nothing. Love someone who doesn’t deserve it. Plant sequoias. Be joyful even though you’ve considered the facts. Practice resurrection.”

Wendell Berry

Drought Map for Jan. 13th 2015