I thought I would leave a quick explanation for the ‘all new people’ thing.  One, it is a title of a book by Anne Lamott whom I love.  Two it is something I’ve heard a few times that always gives me pause….

In one hundred years, all new people.

I’d never thought of it like that, but it is true.  I find that exciting and hopeful and humbling and dark all at the same time.   Think of the contributions the people of this hundred years have made, think of the destruction….what will the next batch of people bring.

It seems to place a weight to the idea that we are caretakers for future generations – our lives will have such an impact on a group of people we will never know, the new people.

I like it – it is mysterious and scary and true and beautiful.


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