Where Paths Cross / by Ben Weaver

Fresh from a winter biking trip through the North country, musician Ben Weaver returns to the political and cultural fray, asking: What do we value? How do those values define our culture? How could we cultivate systems of value that stem from being in relationship to things, rather than consuming, extracting, and taking from them?

I’d rather build a fire. Rather have cold hands from gathering wood.Rather sleep in the dirt, wake up with frost and coyotes, confuse the day moon for a fish eye or scale. I can’t pay attention to the news, but I can listen for hours to what the rough land has to tell. Can follow the light through the branches, back and back. Seeking wildness: smoothly, steadily, resiliently.  Continue reading here....