Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

09 July 2012

Substitute animals

We used to live immersed in the earth. We used to be part of the corporeal earth, along with the other animals, along with the plants, the rocks the dust. Now we are separate, we make concrete models of them and place them in parking lots in strip malls.

Mute, they watch us buying things we don't need, with money we don't have, driving cars we don't own.

This is a tribute to the substitute animals.

The hunter
The lion watches over us
Ever present
The heart of the lion
Coeur de lion

Humans used to have such a heart. Now the human heart is hardened. It is no longer expansive. It can no longer properly connect the body, mind and soul. The heart is ischaemic, it contracts, it gets blocked.

Humans stuff their heads and hang them on the walls of their bars.

Humans hunt them, eat them, devour them and their homes, their places of refuge. Blasting, extracting, drilling and fracking.