Here is a small taste.

I ain’t nobody’s problem but my own.

The second mode [to deal with unsafe cities] is to take refuge in vehicles. This is the technique practiced in the big wild-animal reservations of Africa, where tourists are warned to leave their cars under no circumstances until they reach a lodge. It is also the technique practiced in Los Angeles.

—Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (via hyyw)

"No tree, it is said, can grow to Heaven unless its roots reach down to Hell." -Carl Jung