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What Did Sisyphus Dream Of?

What is now proved was once only imagined.

- William Blake -

What Did Sisyphus Dream Of?

"In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was condemned by Zeus to endlessly try to push a large rock to the top of a hill, an activity Zeus had rigged so that as it neared the top, the rock would roll away from Sisyphus. The story captures the ultimate in frustration and activities that take all of our energy but with no end in sight. The whole exercise was rigged against Sisyphus from the outset. The poor sod was never going to beat gravity. Even though it was Zeus' punishment for Sisyphus' supposed hubris, you have to feel for the guy. Indeed if you've been involved in activism or campaigning or activism on climate change or any of a range of other issues, you're probably finding yourself identifying with him right now." Rob Hopkins is a cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network. The Transition Town movement is an international network of grassroots projects that aim to foster local ecological resilience and self-sufficiency. He shares more in this essay. { read more }

Be The Change

Join this Saturday's Awakin Call with Rob Hopkins, "Transitioning & Transforming Our Communities From What Is, to What If." More details and RSVP info here. { more }


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