"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell," said Edward Abbey. As without, so within. The ideology of growth is willing to sacrifice lives for what is advertised as progress, whether they're human sacrifices sanctioned by the calculus of acceptable risk or the lives of the myriad creatures destroyed in the name of development. These malignancies of sprawl and terminal illness ordain that nothing in this life, be it my sense of self or my immediate surroundings, will ever be the same again.

Stephanie Mills, Edward Abbey, Epicurean Simplicity by Stephanie Mills