On THE ROAD

Went to see THE ROAD last night. It felt very apt travelling there and back by the power of our feet only, in sub-zero temperatures, on strangely deserted and desolate streets… Very moved by it, almost as much as I have previously been by the book… _Everyone_ should see it; it motivates action to stop something like it from happening…
Had a great dream this morning, about being in a room with about 30 self-selecting like-minded people, a few years from now, planning how we were/are going to get ourselves through a possible looming crisis, without making things worse, and (rather) helping to make things better and maybe, just maybe, contribute to the crisis not happening at all (although that felt like a slim hope). Talking collectively through the options: buying a smallholding, or a farm, etc; becoming a company, or (as I argued) a co-op – for it is companies, I piped up and said, who have of course played a key role in getting us into this mess in the first place… The dream was encouraging, strangely reassuring…