The world will always be here, and it will always be different, more varied, more interesting, more alive, but still always the world in all its complexity and incompleteness. There is nothing behind it, no absolute or platonic world to transcend to. All there is of Nature is what is around us. All there is of Being is relations among real, sensible things. All we have of natural law is a world that has made itself. All we may expect of human law is what we can negotiate among ourselves, and what we take as our responsibility. All we may gain of knowledge must be drawn from what we can see with our own eyes and what others tell us they have seen with their own eyes. All we may expect of justice is compassion. All we may look up to as judges are each other. All that is possible of utopia is what we make with our own hands. Pray let it be enough.
-- Lee Smolin, The Life of the Cosmos
The summer has nearly ended. It is hard to believe that August will soon be over and September beginning already. I will soon be moving back to university once again, so posting may be a bit sparse over the next few days until I get settled in, but I do plan to continue writing for the 30 Days of Druidry. I have really been enjoying writing the last few 30 Days posts; they seem to be just what I needed to get writing again.
Notable posts in August:
Finally, I wish to send my blessings to the family of Jack Layton, leader of Canada's federal New Democratic Party, who sadly passed away of cancer earlier this month. He was a charismatic leader who brought a positive energy to Canadian politics, and inspired and was respected by many Canadians, whatever their political affiliations. You can read more about his life and work here.
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
-- Jack Layton, from his final letter to Canadians