Healing Crisis

I’ve been thinking of the novel corona virus pandemic as a healing crisis. Bear with me here. I’m not being Pollyanna. It’s been clear for a long time that the underpinnings of our economic system are unhealthy and failing a large majority of us. As I wrote in my 2020 calendar, approximately 140 million Americans live at or below the poverty line. Meanwhile, wealth, and the interest compounding on it, condenses at the very top of our society. I don’t know that capitalism per se is the problem. I think it could be exercised with conscience and care for the planet and all beings. But over time it has morphed into an engine of greed and accumulation, that in its extreme striving for more grasps nothing of real value to the heart. I’ve long imagined a thriving society where all basic needs are easily met, one where art-making of all … Read more