Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Writer, Heal Thyself

© Tim Wetherell - Australian National University.
“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” Shakespeare’s oft and overused quote has never seemed more applicable than in 2017, a year that has seen a deluge in tidings of geopolitical tensions, racial divisions, mass shootings, natural disasters, and sexual harassment. The weight of the news flowing at an alarming pace has been an assault on the nerves, leaving the senses raw. But beyond the macroscale, it’s also the day-to-day grind of paying bills, finding work, getting (and keeping) healthcare, providing food, shelter, comfort, that serves up a daily megrim of concerns shared, no doubt, by many.
My personal microcosm, at 47, feels like what is called in ...
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2 comments:

S. D. Parker said...

Very nice piece. I'm only two years ahead of you on this journey.

Charles Gramlich said...

Definitely been a year of shocks and strains.