SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, THOMAS MERTON and OFF-GRID LIVING
This weeks photo challenge asks us to create a three photo story. The first, a broad photo of your subject; the second, a relationship with 2 elements interacting with each other; the third, a detail of one part of your subject.
~ Here is the story, Our Home on the Lake, narrated by Thomas Merton ~
Thoreau sat in his cabin and criticized the railways. I sit in mine and wonder about a world that has – well, progressed.
Technology is here, even in the cabin. True, the utility line is not here yet either. When the utilities and General Electric enter my cabin arm and arm, it will be nobody’s fault but my own.
I admit it. I am not kidding anybody, even myself. I will suffer their bluff and patronizing complacencies in silence. I will let them think they know what I am doing here.
from Raids of the Unspeakable ~ Thomas Merton
In this photo you probably first notice the tabby cat. Or maybe you notice the passive solar energy beaming through the windows, and the dusting of snow on the ground outside.
One detail I recommend you look closely at is the book that’s on the table – When Corporations Rule the World, by David Korten. It’s a great read.