Could not seem to wrap my head around this week’s theme (delicate) given the current weather conditions and the recent ghastly events…..
I wish that my childhood would have been different. I do not, however, regret what happened. This does not mean that I would gladly go through it again. But mythologies of all times and all places tell us that those who enter the abyss and survive can bring back important lessons. I have no need to merely imagine the unimaginable. And I will no longer forget. I have learned that whether I choose to feel or not, atrocities continue. I have grown to understand that in the shadow of the unspeakable I can and must speak and act against our culture’s tangled web of destructiveness and stop the destruction at its root.
― Derrick Jensen, A Language Older Than Words