The Universe Bends–Dec. 21, 2016
December 21st, 2016
This day the beginning of Winter 2016.
It is the beginning and the end marker.
A day where the light dims then gradually moves to the bright again.
The universe bends the arc of change some say.
But for somethings the bending of the arc is long or never.
Now in the time of new normal it is hard to imagine anything but the arc bending backwards.
I am not certain that the arc of justice will come again to my eyes in my life time.
I am not certain about a lot of things as are many who see the change in the political landscape risky business…but one thing I know is that my cats continue to go on as if all things are normal—but they did not vote. Sometimes I think the cats get the times just right—they know perhaps that government does not work–but they know that leaning-in on the master/mistress does work. Their (JAY JAY, TIGGY, BOBO, BUSTER, & PERCY) focus and the leaning- in seems to get more attention then complaining.
I am wondering if the leaning-in idea is a plan for revolution and change. I am thinking about how to resist and survive. Do old ways work? in the landscape of the new hyper – normal landscape of the 21st century? or are we to lay down in the public square and wail as we lose our hopes and dreams….or are we to resist and survive like Gandhi who insisted he be heard by non-violent protest. Today more citizens of Aleppo are told to evacuate. Thousands of people are homeless. This day is so dark. The universe’s arc is bending that is true–but the bend seems to be without mercy. It is hard to be hopeful when so many are on the verge of hopelessness.