Parable of the sower seems like something that could happen. People will create new lives and spiritual practices when things get incomprehensible. When do we know we have reached that point? Lauren walks around California, while people are being robbed by nomads and water prices are outrageous.
Parable of the sower is telling us how to prevent a future according to Octavia Butler. Maybe not. Maybe we are going to a time where we cannot depend on those who have helped us all along. We have to save ourselves because we are the only ones who can do it.