Much of the six million years of human existence have been unexceptional, with our ancestors going about the day to day of hunting, gathering, working, playing, living, and dying. But, ever so often something happens that challenges what it truly means to be human, an inflection point that changes who and what we are. So far, humanity has survived these tests, integrating new knowledge (mentally, physically, spiritually) which allowed our species to evolve. We are in one of those times now, and not just because of the pandemic. Personally, for this I am thankful—to be able to say that I lived through one of those rare times when we collectively get to know how exceptional we are. How beautiful we are. To live in and experience this unprecedented time, knowing that we will be stronger (mentally, physically, spiritually) because of it. Of course, there is the pain, the fear, and the loss. And of course we should honor the many who have not and will not survive this year. But let’s also look ahead and give thanks to that slither of light we see growing on the not so distant horizon.
Wishing you all a restful and safe Thanksgiving. #thanksgiving #humanity