"The world is too much with us," worried Wordsworth at the start of the Industrial Revolution, as he watched an urbanizing populace turn away from Nature. His lament seems more apt than ever to our next generation, though for diametric reasons.
So many human-induced maladies of our beleaguered natural world are now attaining cyclone force and heading with a vengeance into shore. Desert, flood, drought, maelstrom, pestilence, pollution, dwindling, extinction, alienation and severe want - all of these afflictions, steeped in terror and sorrow, are now jostling for room on the doorstep of our children's children, daring them to come out and play.
I have seen the future, commented Leonard Cohen, and, brother, it's murder.
TITLE - "The World"
WHERE - Kathmandu, Nepal (2019)