has few witnesses.
But yours is no less noble
because no drum beats for you
and no crowds
shout your name.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
it’s here. really. this is the big time. big moon.
inquiry for today~ what allows you to notice your connection to history?
There are certain epochs in which the changes that take place in the social and political constitution of nations are so slow and imperceptible that [people] imagine they have reached a final state; and the human mind, believing itself to be firmly based upon sure foundations, does not extend its researches beyond a certain horizon. (Alexis Tocqueville)
The great gift of such periods is that they invite us to question our certitudes, our givens, these seemingly sure foundations that have lulled us into complacency — for it is only by being jolted out of our complacencies, cultural or personal, that we ever reach beyond the horizon, toward new territories of truth, beauty, and flourishing.