Ok, so now it’s day four of this blog series and day six of my family’s decision to “Shelter in Place.” Can hardly wait to make it one whole week: that’s pretty much all I’ve got on my calendar for tomorrow. LOL.
This cartoon by Clay Jones, from The Week pretty much sums up family relations across the country. (Unless you’ve got kids at home. We’ve got a Millennial in the house too, and he’s been known to reply to our wise comments with an eye-roll and mumbled, “OK Boomer.” The nerve!)
To make this state of anxiety more palatable, here’s a fine quote reminding us of how long it takes for humans to find enlightenment, or that is, freedom from ignorance:
“I continue to think that this task requires work on our limits, that is, a patient labor giving form to our impatience for liberty.”*
A patient labor may make patience less laborious. It’s worth a try.
see you tomorrow.
*Michel Foucault, “What is Enlightenment?” in Ethics, Subjectivity and Truth: Essential Works of Foucault 1954–84, trans. Catherine Porter, ed. Paul Rabinow, (New York: The New Press, 1997), 319.