Joanna Macy is an environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. She is able to communicate to us on a very deep level, just what we are doing to our earth, how it is creating a deep grief in humans because we are suffering with our world. We are so closely connected that we often don’t know it. Sages and poets write about this, and Ms. Macy channels these sentiment so beautifully. This piece is poetic and powerful.