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Life Affirming Beauty

Life-Affirming Beauty

October 31, 2012

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There is a relationship between sustainability and beauty. Beauty is our way of describing encounters with life-affirmative patterns of relationships. The current energy economy produces ugliness, a form of violence against the world and its creatures, which have aesthetic worth and intrinsic value. Does our inability to speak forthrightly about ugliness make us unintentionally complicit with this ongoing obliteration?

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From Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth

Edited by Tom Butler, Daniel Lerch and George Wuerthner