This is a gentle little episode. It’s just a recording of me and my husband, Ruben, musing about appropriate rituals for the upcoming solar eclipse. The conversation meanders to ecological costs, the workers and the strangers, capitalism, extinction, co-parenting, the meaning of “shadow work”, fine art in Paris, and how gleaning points to a way of living together that we both really value.
In the end, we do sort of come up with some ritual observances to mark the eclipse.
Things we mention:
John O’Donohue’s Grace Before Meals
Daniel Quinn’s essay, “The New Renaissance”
Kelly Diels‘ essay, There Is No Flawless Position (newsletter, August 20, 2017)
Agnès Vargas’ film, “The Gleaners and I”