Maria Popova’s blog, Brain Pickings, continues to open my world to the many artists who commit themselves to the fight to preserve freedom and other precious awarenesses. We forget, but she reminds us in her article, “Rachel Carson’s Brave and Prescient 1953 Letter Against the Government’s Assault on Science and Nature that new administrations have previously attempted to destroy the free world for their own agendas and profit. I am reminded of the Voltaire quote that I use in my show,
To understand that we have a commitment, too and that we can and will make a difference is very important right now. We don’t have much in the way of assurance. We need to know that what we are going through is extreme, but also that we have overcome things like this before and will do so again. It’s just that we live in a tech world that has taken us speedily and in shorthand to another dimension. Too fast. Too quickly. Too across the board.
I know it is against the modern ethos of society, but it really makes a difference when you can stop and think and think and pause and sometimes just STOP. Not give up, but realign our thoughts to make the difference we all want to make to correct what appears to be an apocalyptic trajectory.
Love (the greatest power of all) – Sally-Jane