Monday, 17 July 2017

Mars (July)

The real absurdity of the American Vice President, this July, touching a Martian tincan labelled 'Do Not Touch' is not the superficial cartoon, that goes viral online. It's the absurdity of us knowing that this world is our only world. That we are born, work, eat, drink, love, hate, and die here, not on Mars. That the wildfires in Portugal, the broken ice-shelves of Antarctica are the Vice President's only world too, his responsibility. That it's what he and you and I do, with our human finiteness and possibility, that will decide Earth's future. Mars can take care of itself.

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