gets real about 2min in…
Arr truth seeking, that is a wonderful thing. Like the character in Cloudstreet (the older brother), I have archived as I have got older. pain (didnt know about it till I read the novel, sic).
For awhile now cataloguing in my mind, indiscrimnate death, you sir, are fighting a losing fight. We will hopefully find ourselfves in the end, but it is allways the end.
Truly enjoyed this talk, Simon. In a world of ever-increasing uncertainty, we must learn to seek refuge in that which is ambivalent, delight in not knowing what will come and cherish what did happen.
Hey Noah, this talk really spoke to me too. It also pushes me to recognize that the anger, grief, and fear we feel for our world are not reducible to concerns for our individual welfare or even survival. Finally what we feel is also far larger than our own private needs and wants.
Pain for the world—the outrage and the sorrow— breaks us open to a larger sense of who we are. It is a doorway to an awakening to our mutual belonging in the web of life.
You might enjoy Joanna Macy’s stuff too…
The Outrage and the Sorrow, but does it open us? I think it has for me, lets see what I can make of it. He just seem so sure of himself and really he has a got a fucken clule
Here’s a poem
Our youth. answered the call
A poem, you bugger
It’ll be a short one
Short of word, not of meaning
This is the poem bit
Ghost will always walk
They will walk
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