from "Wendell Berry's Sacred Environmentalism"
Reflecting on Wendell Berry and "The Way of Ignorance"

Wendell Berry cited in "My Mother's Shirt and Other Values We Got from Our Parents"

Today I'm wearing a shirt of my mom's; it’s well-worn but in really good shape nonetheless. It was my Christmas present from my dad and I like it as much if not more than if it were new. My parents were "materialists" according to Wendell Berry's definition— they conserved, were thoughtful about resources, mindful of what value they provided and what wasting them cost. Their lives were organized by the old World War II motto: Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.



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