December 21st, 2019: Winter Solstice— We Take Responsibility for the Future Together
The Winter Solstice has already delivered so much good news– namely the impeachment of Donald Trump, and the protection of Mauna Kea. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year– when day is overshadowed by the winter night. After today, the night will become shorter, and day will begin to expand once again. This is a time of rebirth: as night gives way to day, we can expect warmer weather and spring ahead.
It is clear that this time is about collective action– the work we do together as a global community to shift the structures that need to be changed. While it may be difficult to imagine that any action a single individual takes has bearing upon the whole, think about the time it takes for a pot of water to boil. While every single degree of heat does not lead to the boiling point, you need every single increase in order to reach the point of radical change.
So it is with shifts in human culture. Now is the time to recognize the responsibility each and every one of us has to the next generation. We want the people that come after us to enjoy this glorious Earth in all its profound beauty, mystery, and challenge. What we see today– glorious mountain peaks covered in snow, vast forests of hundred-year redwoods, pristine beaches of aqua green sea, will not survive the catastrophic cycle of never-ending expansion under Capitalism. We take responsibility for the future together. We believe in the power of every single human being to change the cycles enacted around us. We dream.