How we live in this era and move forward, is a new conversation, one that involves an activist’s spirit and the mindset of a preservationist. To move forward we must preserve what we have, while destroying what no longer serves us.
Living now, should be viewed from a different perspective, not because of a new generation’s trend, but for the preservation of generations to come. Resolve is the dominate thought here, as is inspiration and action. There are many ways to approach life today, but all roads lead to the future.
To live an inspired life, is to see its intricate texture: politics, love, empathy and even hate. In reality, beauty has its ugly side, a rose’s thorns are defiant. But look with a bigger vision, and one finds perspective, meaning and purpose.
As humans we are beautiful, flawed, petty and kind. We are as complex as our built environment, yet simplistic in our shared need for love. This is our commonality, we all want our basic needs met. To build a bridge forward, is to understand our linked humanity, our needs and wants. This perhaps is easier said than done with growing evil at the helms, but the future relies on the push and the pull, realism and hope, the lover and the fighter.
The path forward will not be easy, the reality is what’s being shown us. To live life is to realize its difficulties, its beauties, limits and possibilities. To give not because we have been given, but to act because it is our human need.