Dystopias (dystopae?) are not real.
Something I keep telling myself.
- •It is not difficult for us to except that Utopia is unattainable.
- •And yet we almost always have this sneaking suspicion that we are screeching towards a dystopian state.(Or is that just me?)
- •Both are myths, extrapolated from a reality constantly tilting between the two.
- •Human existence is in the tilt.
- •During World War One, almost an entire generation of men was wiped out.
- •And quakers crossed battlefields with stetchers to carry the wounded to (relative) safety.
- •Humanity is endlessly caught in the middle between self-destruction and salvation.
- •That is what all the stories are about.
- •Sometimes we tilt more one way.
- •Then another.
- •But Utopia never arrives.
- •And nor does her evil twin.
- •Sometimes hope is nailed to a cross.
- •And sometimes hope comes back.
- •The tilt. The story.