Once upon a time, Humans belonged to the sentient, more-than-Human world; to the forests and the trees; to those who walk on all fours; those who slither and those who fly. Then, somehow, we forgot that we belong.
Once upon a time, Humans belonged to each other; we saw our diversity as a gift and uniqueness as part of the greater whole. Yet, somehow, we forgot that, too.
Now, what's left for us? Believing we are each alone on this huge planet and in this vast Universe? That is a world filled with emptiness and grief; a hopeless world of fear and conflict; of walls and bombs?
Humans need a remembering; first, that we are connected inescapably to each other, and next, that we belong to the sentient, more-than-Human world. It does not belong to us.
Look around you. The remembering is here; in our every-day lives and the global systems. Will we remember, or will we continue to forget, like dementia ... memories disappearing, grasping for words of compassion; forgetting until all our systems shut down and we finally forget how to breathe?