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'All charred stumps'

30 April 2007

'The past? I don't want to see the past. I want to see the future. I get very jealous of the future, because I know I'm not going to be around. The future - what, of this view, will there be? Will it be all charred stumps? Or more of the same but, say, no more trees? Or more trees but something else new, for good, or to worry about? What's it going to be? Time is going so f***ing fast. After 40, it just... hell, I'm not going to see it, see that future, and that angers me. Frankly, it angers, me.'

Douglas Coupland in the Observer Magazine