The Boundless and the Constrained

“We see a sea lion in a concrete pool and believe that we’re still seeing a sea lion. But we are not…. A sea lion is her habitat. She is the school of fish she chases. She is the water. She is the cold wind blowing over the ocean. She is the waves that strike the rocks on which she sleeps, and she is the rocks. She is the constant calling back and forth between members of her family, this talking to each other that never seems to stop. She is the shark who eventually ends her life. She is all of these things. She is that web.” — Derrick Jensen (<- click for excerpt)