“Quarreling must lead to disorder, and disorder exhaustion.” — Xunzi, c. 250 BC
I don’t know about you, but I’m emotionally exhausted.
We’re still in the midst of a global pandemic, our brothers and sisters of color continue to suffer unjustly, protests and riots (note: not the same thing) are being covered non-stop in the news, our leadership is woefully inadequate and unprepared for the times, and I’m trying to concentrate on projects that require content creation.
It’s just too much.
When I create something for you, I don’t want it to be half-hearted or slapdash. You’re here for a reason, and I owe that to you.
Also, since I sent out the Service poem earlier this week, I feel less guilty about missing the regular issue today. I hope you’ll understand.
The image above shows two of the sources from which I’m gathering thoughts and inspiration. Lapham’s Quarterly often provides me with the single topic that each issue of Timeless & Timely is based upon. But this time, it’s more complex.
And that complexity requires more time. Thanks for indulging me. I’ll be back next week (and later this week, for paying subscribers—feel free to join that esteemed group).
Meanwhile, maybe you’d like to take a look at What We Look for From Leaders During a Crisis over on my website.
Thanks, and I’ll see you on the internet.