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I find the "semi-positive" ending to Home uncomfortable, partly because I believe the co-existing poisons and depletions can barely be undone. Humanity needs some serious shaking, and the current efforts range from pathetic to criminal.

Deep inside me, however, resides the memory of my own period aged 18-30, and what we as a global generation awakened and accomplished. and still fell way short.

I'm not trying to shift my own responsibility to the current young generation, but I'm expecting them to provide some of the action. Perhaps eye should be ready to be a true Elder, and be there to help point out the stars which show us the proper direction.

PS. Roy Scranton's writing is strong, and his view, coming from a front-line soldier, evinces great power. I'm glad he woke me.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon Nov 11th, 2013 at 05:23:01 PM EST

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