obliquely into the clay seas, gradual as the glaciers
that right now nobody notices”
This quote illustrates the metaphor that nobody notices the glaciers melting; they are melting slowly, as will our urban landscapes, and no one is noticing which is the equivalent to observing the downfall of ‘civilisation.’ Another example, from the same author, illustrates that in the future the very plaster on our houses will weather away as a result of nature retaking what was theirs: ‘Give momentary access to
the landscape behind or under
the future cracks in the plaster.’
It gives rise to the realisation that we may not yet realize just how close we are to becoming a dystopian society as nature reclaims the earth as its own despite human ‘cleverness’ or articulated thumbs or brain size. This is also shown in ‘The Truman Show.’ The whole movie is a message: recording a man’s life seems bizarre and far off in the future, but we may actually be closer than we think. This message just further adds to my...