30 Jun '12, 4pm

"Maybe civil disobedience isn't about justice and obligation. Maybe it's about love."

Published in the March/April 2006 issue of Orion magazine It’s about a broken heart,” the young man says. “You go to the forest, and you see trees that have been growing for two hundred years cut to stumps. You look at this, and you say, this just has to stop.” He’s walking fast, talking to me on his cell phone from a distant place. I can hear him trying to catch his breath. “The only thing you can do is put your body between the trees you love and the machines that destroy them. You put it all on the line—your body, your livelihood, your reputation. Maybe your life.” He’s not in the images on these pages, but I would not be surprised if he were. The forest he loved was a spirit-lifting place of slanting light and slippery trails, all smelling of sweet bracken fern and pine. The last time I was there, I waded through wildflowers between rough trunks so tall they disappeare...

Full article: http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/2...

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