“We should be careful about the myth of the forest because when you quote the sentence “truth travels on foot through the forest” [sic], for me the centre is travelling on foot. The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot. I am not going to explain it any further because nobody is travelling on foot anymore, so I can say it only as a dictum. The forest reveals its truth for those who are travelling through it on foot. We shouldn’t dwell on it, because we are on the internet and whoever sees this is going to be on the internet and nobody will travel on foot a thousand miles. I am a lazy bum as well like everyone else, but I do travel on foot when there is something of existential importance. Then I will do it on foot.”
One of the most challenging things for us social beings is that we are used to getting together and helping each other out in times of crisis. This time, we will need to support each other but stay separate. I will really miss seeing you in person, but we can do this! It’s not forever. We are often powerless over our life circumstances, but that does not mean we are helpless.
Let’s make a deal: starting today, let’s keep in mind that everyone around us is doing the best they can, and everyone is facing a difficult challenge. If we remember this before every conversation, who knows how much our hearts and minds will grow?