If not us, not them
If not now, then when?
If not here, nor there
If not this world
– John Gorka
I’m trying to build a better life in an apartment in a city in southern Ontario. I’m routinely concerned by what I see in the world around me and by stories that I hear from other people. As a result, I’m trying to make my life more sustainable and more just, and to find ways to work with rather than fight the direction the world seems to be headed. I believe that we can change our lives and, with any luck, our communities and even, perhaps, the world.
My big dream is to have some land, somewhere a bit more rural, with a small house, a large garden, and probably some animals. But for now, what I want is to make this life, the one that I have here with my husband in a small, moderately ill-kept apartment, in a semi-major Canadian city, the best that it can be. If I don’t do this now, in the place where I am, then it won’t get done. So we might as well just get down to it.
“Do what you can with what you have where you are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt