“This future is difficult and too late, but honest and hopeful. There's been a fundamental shift in the way we see the world and the things existing in them--especially ourselves. We help one another look within ourselves and hold each other close. We care creators and caretakers, fighters and defenders, and philosophers and scientists. We live new lives in old places. In this future there are phoenixes, giant dragon flies, swarms of glimmering fish, and powerful beasts with big paws that roam the forests. It smells and sounds like everything and we are at peace.” - Alison Staffin