Maybe you’re a sensitive soul, like me. Or a deep thinking one.
For folks like us, telling the truth about our world, like how its tendencies towards extractive, consumptive, and irreverent behaviors can be disheartening, actually brings some relief.
Congruence between words and actions actually helps to settle my nervous system. It reminds me that I’m not crazy.
Terence McKenna once said:
“We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers.”
To that end, I’d like to personally invite you to a dinner and storytelling event with Doug Elliott, well-known storyteller, humorist and naturalist! His Wild Tales – Strange but True Adventures in the Natural World is happening June 18, 2021, on our very own Village Green.