War

The world got worse this week, but my schedule and my to-do list look the same as they did on Monday. Yours probably do too. I’m going about my days as if the post-WWII global order is not in danger of dissolution. I’m checking the news more frequently is all.

This is our most recent reminder that order is not the default setting for humanity and the experience of most humans for most of history is as subjects to the warring territorial ambitions of the leaders with the weapons. Herein lies our greatest depravity, yet herein also lies our greatest capacity for beauty and empathy and endurance. This is a hard reality to stare down on a Thursday, so instead I make lists and cook dinner.

There will be more to do later.

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