I can become doubtful of the power of what we're doing - can shared words, mostly (the images help a lot) not only convey information but also affect change ? At very worst, Ive wondered if Im in a 'vanity project" -yeah, I like writing about this stuff...and, so what?
Underneath those doubts my bigger self recognizes that community synergy IS ecology, and is the web we need to weave. Or more, the web we need to enact, to partake in as humans -because it is there, waiting for our positive (instead of negative) engagement. Words are part of our human toolbox, an aspect of what we can contribute to this whole which gives so much to us.
The effect of Safina's here is just one , beautiful illustration:
It may seem small. But all great things are made of small ones. and each part -and participant - matters.