Life is a play about love. We are currently watching what happens when love is thwarted, repressed, personalized, nationalized, militarized. When love is turned in on itself, when it becomes selfishness, it explodes.
We are where we are because the power of women has been systematically repressed for more than 4,000 years. “As regards the sexes,” explained Aristotle, “the male is by nature superior and the female inferior, the male ruler and the female subject.” As it was, so it is. Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.
Renewal is not the old made better. Renewal happens when the old has been destroyed. Renewal and destruction follow one another, always in equal measure. The greater the destruction, the greater the renewal.
The last seven months or so have seen a steady uptick in the deployment of a word used to describe the nearly incomprehensible mess we’ve created for ourselves and our children: ecocide.
The good news is first of all bad news.