The Sky Is Falling!

"The Sky Is Falling", 2016, Red Earthenware Clay with Majolica glaze and underglaze, each approx. 10"x5"x5"

These are challenging times for us Chicken Littles of the liberal persuasion. For those of you who don’t remember Chicken Little, let me remind you. She’s the one who ran around warning everyone to take cover because the sky was falling.

I’m a self-diagnosed chicken little in recovery. We believe that we’re responsible for rescuing the world, large or small, from the forces of evil. We’ve deluded ourselves in a number of ways: we think the sky will fall (the world as we know it will come to an end) and we think it’s our job to prevent that from happening. We also think that we’re the ones who know how to get the job done right. It’s exhausting just thinking about it. Luckily, I’ve come a long way in my recovery.

In my experience the sky has never been so close to falling. On January 21, 2017, honored to be one of the 500,000 people at the DC March, I believe we could have, collectively, held it up. I also believe that as each of us continues to work, we’ll get the sky securely back, differently positioned, and having learned a lot along the way.