Since May 2020, the Rhetorical WHY has been on hiatus.
The ‘latest’ Rhetorical WHY was back in February, amounting to just three so far this year – contemplative posts about me and you and the world we all share.
Then came March, and so much more that has happened since.
After May 2020, and since, writing posts didn’t feel important. It seemed better just to listen.
Eventually, we can listen and also do more. So much remains for us to say and to do: allies, adversaries, committed or indifferent, whatever we choose makes a contribution.
The most difficult things we say and do may be found alongside those whom we detest and disagree with most of all – not just for you, but also for them. Listen, but with patience. Act, but still reflecting on yourself. Finding ways to live with each other is important, yet finding ways to live for each other might even be more important.
The world that continues, of our making, has always been shared as our responsibility.