We are all survivors of the human condition. All of us are attempting to make our way through the world. If we could go across the room and ask everybody to tell us “what makes you happy, what makes you sad, what challenge you have had in life, what success you have had, what makes you tick” — three things would happen.
A new ‘preventing homelessness’ committee member asked a panel of ten people to reflect on when they could have made a choice differently to avoid homelessness. That was his idea of prevention. In 2020, 350 Minnesotans died outside. Some of them were babies.
Treat each other with true kindness and humility and gentleness and love, because that is our way forward. That is how we are going to find ways to heal the harm that has been inflicted on so many of us, and the land, and the water.
As we reawaken to the control issues related to women’s bodies again… a reflection on the tension between two competing purposes. “One is social control — ensuring that people conform to social norms, standards and ideologies by providing services that control those who are deemed unworthy or deviant.”