“The future with less oil could be better than the present, but only if we engage in designing this Transition with creativity and imagination. “
–Rob Hopkins, co-founder,
Transition Network movement
Here’s a dream that Don had, which I’ve embellished a bit with thoughts running through my head because I once had a dream like this too…
The time isn’t now, but it may not be too far from now, and I’m walking through the Valley. Something’s changed. It’s not in the houses, though they’re very different; or in the roads, which lack autos; or in the air, which just feels easier to breathe; or in the sometimes silent, reverent hush that falls over everything. It’s in the people I’m going to visit.
They’re planning on re-developing a piece of land we all know about — a real wreck of a neighborhood that was lost in a quake or abandoned by its tenants or burned in a fire that got out of control. One of the old places that hasn’t been re-done because our time was spent in other places that equally needed attention.