May 17th, 2020

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Quote of the day

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Photo by David Clode on Unsplash
“When I was a younger man, art was a lonely thing. No galleries, no collectors, no critics, no money. Yet, it was a golden age, for we all had nothing to lose and a vision to gain. Today it is not quite the same. It is a time of tons of verbiage, activity, consumption. Which condition is better for the world at large I shall not venture to discuss. But I do know, that many of those who are driven to this life are desperately searching for those pockets of silence where we can root and grow. We must all hope we find them.”
Mark Rothko


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Wrecked

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Photo by Sebastian Molina fotografía on Unsplash

wreck (v.)

"to destroy, ruin," c. 1500, from wreck (n.). Earlier (12c.) it meant "drive out or away, remove;" also "take vengeance." Intransitive sense from 1670s. Related: Wrecked; wrecking.


I'm going to go out on a limb.

Covid19 should be, in a profound and meaningful way, our undoing, so that we can, much like a rights of passage or initiation ceremony, be reborn.

Will it?

In one word.

No

To be honest, no I mean it, I wish I could have said an emphatic "Yes" but if my scant reading of what I've seen online is anything to go by, and the few conversations I've had with friends and family no one — and I mean, no one — is sensing, let alone grasping the fact, that Covid19 should be an opportunity to be wrecked on schedule only to be reborn as someone wholly different — dare I say, more spiritually alive.

Why is that?

Two reasons: 1) Covid19 is an aggressor, a malign, malevolent force that, much like cancer, has to be beaten at all costs (whenever do we have a proper or informed conversation about the underlying causes of cancer rather than just the attritional ways we see its treatment?); and 2) who, in their right mind, wants to be wrecked, let alone stripped of their old life — as shitty as it might have been — to (in all likelihood) live with less and, inter alia, in service to a higher force, be that nature, a deity or our spiritual unfoldment?

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