Sunday, May 10, 2015

'I give voice to the minor chords of enchantement and seek to amplify what the more insistent sounds of suffering might mask. I see this task as worthy, partly because the more aware of wonder one is—and the more one learns to cultivate it—the more one might be able to respond gracefully and generously to the painful challenges posed by our condition as finite beings in a turbulent and unjust world. An enchantment tale disrupts the apocalyptic tenor of the news and the despair or cynicism that it breeds. Because the new media cultivate a crisis mentality, it is important to heighten awareness of our profound - and empowering- attachment to life. For such attentiveness can help to transform shock at tragedy into political will to reform painful social structure.' —Jane Bennett

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