Sunrise, Sunsets and Silhouettes

Posted: April 3, 2010 in wide angle photography

The butterflies and nightjars have disappeared. 

It was empty homes and empty fields.

While the sound of construction and human activity rang incessantly everywhere.

Was all this effort just to deceive ourselves that everything is okay?

Because I no longer want to make believe.

There will be nothing to stop the March of Man.

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  1. Lauri says:

    Good and rather sad. I remember as a child being horrified by the loss of nature to man. And it hasn't slowed any, has it? Sigh.

  2. No it hasn't. Back in 2003, there was a study estimating that the loss of indigenous flora and fauna in South East Asia will be at approx 13 to 42% and this will account for 50% of global extinction.
    7 years from then, it seems we have already achieved that. And I remember when I was a young girl, they said that the current rate of destruction will ensure that our next generation will not have any of what we currently had 20 years ago. But I see the result now in my current generation.
    I don't think the destruction of mankind is scary. Because that's Death. I think being alive and not having any real form of Nature left in our lives is the scariest aspect. There's talk about a hybrid form of Nature. Eco buildings, parks, etc. But these aren't real and intact. To me, you can never replace a forest with an eco-building or a park. It's different in so many ways that I can't begin to describe.
    But of course, Man marches on.

  3. Lauri says:

    Parks and Eco buildings would be very very sad. :(I do feel that even if humans are eradicated (by a virus) or we eradicate ourselves, Life itself will go forward….we are not the be-all end-all of the Universe. It has a lot better ideas up it's sleeve than humans. I often feel as if we are some sort of plague that has gotten out of control. The Life Force will go on…around us, through us, or without us! 🙂

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