Hope is holding a creative tension between what is and what could and should be, each day doing something to narrow the distance between the two. --Parker Palmer

First Passage

First Passage

Jun 8, 2021-- "What does not appear there but is equally present, somehow, is Antarctica. Antarctica of permanent daylight come summer and permanent night during the season when the sea ice grows. Antarctica, that no human being had ever seen just over two hundred years ago. Antarctica, the continent where only eleven people have been born. Antarctica of glacial uncertainty. Antarctica, humming 9,093 miles south of my home in Providence, now acutely felt. Antarctica, and, more specifically, the policies that shape it, place their icy hands around my present and tell me how to act. Wait, they say, one full year." Elizabeth Rush writes of a journey toward motherhood in an age of glacial loss. (1542 reads)

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