What do I have to do?
Preserve, not things,
But skills to make things
And skills to make the tools to make things
And the resources to make things
And the skills to preserve these resources
What do I have to build?
What do I have to learn?
Learn again what is necessary, what is not
And how to give and receive it
And how to live again with others
closely, in a natural, necessary bond
What should I leave behind?
What is not necessary
What is necessary?
Love and work, first of all
Beauty and rest, second
Community and hope, always.
Will these – just these – stand up?
Like a rock.
What am I doing?
I am educating myself
I am changing my lifestyle
I am building the foundation for a better future
History of this Manifest
Â started on the longest day of 2007, 21 June