In olden times, when people tended to spend their whole lives in one small area, people didn't know yet that birds migrated south for the winter. So they came up with a lot of ideas. Swallows lived under the sea for half the year. Other birds moved to the moon during that time. But my personal favorite was the claim that geese died off every year, and then grew again on trees in the spring.
Gerald of Wales even claimed to have seen this himself, bc the 1100's were good times for shitposting.
Power and proximity to power are a mess, basically, and I guess I'm trying to work out at the moment how to find ways to figure out how to handle the power I have and my desire for more power without just refusing it out of a desire for innocence (because if you don't recognise the power you do have you sure as hell aren't going to use it well)
But I also think a lot about a piece I read about how the Internet is no fun any more because people's online identities increasingly overlap with their offline and work lives and I can definitely feel the ways that has changed my social media experience, and also the lure of ~having a platform and knowing other people who have platforms
Communist theologian. She/her
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