From “Sacred Landscapes
” in the latest issue of Sierra
magazine:

"Sacred landscapes are not sacred because Native people believe they are. They are sacred in and of themselves. Even if we all die off, they will still be sacred," says Chris Peters, a Pohlik-lah tribal member and director of the Seventh Generation Fund, a Native advocacy foundation based in Arcata, California. "Over the course of time Native people have grown to understand there is power in these places–power that is significant to the entire ecosystem of all living things. The Earth is sacred and needs to be protected, and we as humans need to take responsibility to live in a sustainable way."

 

21:31:58 PM

A beautiful moonset this morning. Perfectly round… white like a bleached pomegranate, the full moon slowly slipped into the ground smog (old newspapers, cigarette smoke and coffee stains). Poised on the edge of a low ridge, it rested. A moment later, it was gone.