Posts Tagged: Grownups
There are a lot of books about the climate crisis out there in the world. These two are the closest to my heart: who do we have to become to create the world we need for our survival?
On some days, the door to that world seems to be closing for good. The only positive thing I can say about our vanishing possibility is this: we are no longer constrained by the unreality of political reality.
Words dried up when my father died. In the new year I’m finding new words, but this paragraph I wrote in June was like a lump in my throat, demanding to come first:
To revolt against the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.
“It’s hard to overstate the inhibition that has been squatting like an imp on the anxious chest of “responsible” opinion for two decades or more. Call it the inhibition of realism.” -Jedediah Purdy