“To have a child is to reach into the future, an act of faith in the continuity of things; and the strontium-90 in cows’ and mothers’ milk sabotaged even this. The bomb proposed not only Armageddon, but a science-fiction future of mutated and deformed descendants, as though the Virgin of the Field had become the Beast of Revelation.”
—Rebecca Solnit, “Trees”, Savage Dreams

“To have a child is to reach into the future, an act of faith in the continuity of things; and the strontium-90 in cows’ and mothers’ milk sabotaged even this. The bomb proposed not only Armageddon, but a science-fiction future of mutated and deformed descendants, as though the Virgin of the Field had become the Beast of Revelation.”

—Rebecca Solnit, “Trees”, Savage Dreams

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