Sunday, December 03, 2017

Sunday - Saying Yes to the World

What hope is there for individual reality or authenticity, when the forces of violence and orthodoxy, the earthly powers of guns and bombs and manipulated public opinion make it impossible for us to be authentic and fulfilled human beings? The only hope is in the creation of alternative values, alternative realities. The only hope is in daring to re dream one's place in the world -- a beautiful act of imagination, and a sustained act of self becoming. Which is to say that in some way or another we breach and confound the accepted frontiers of things.
Ben Okri

1 comment:

Wendi said...

Thank you, Cate. I needed this today; with the US dissolving before our eyes, refuge in an alternate reality is the only way to survive. In this reality, there is only despair and ruin.