La Tinaja

While I was in Hebden Bridge, I looked out of the window of a coffee shop one Friday at lunchtime, and saw a small crowd of schoolchildren on a climate protest. Sensitized by being in England, it dawned on me that what I was seeing was a rebellion of the natives against the colonizers – the inhabitants of the future marshaling resistance to the colonizing present and to the extraction of the resources that they will need to thrive.

From Deb Chachra’s Metafoundry newsletter, installment 72

I haven’t yet decided whether to take this framing literally or metaphorically, but either way it struck me as apt. I am glad that Deb has returned to writing her newsletter after some downtime.

25 Jun 2019