welcome 2 fall; embrace the dark night sea journey
"Once you’ve stepped outside the structure of your own belief, it’s hard to unsee the rest of them. I guess that’s why I can’t stop peering around the corners of institutions and the DSM, of gender and capitalism and time, too aware of their artifice and reality all at once. Deconstructing did not make me an angry atheist. It showed me the importance of myth."
Exactly this. Before I even got to the part about trans theology (going to read that Joy Ladin piece now, ty) I was thinking that my gender transition was absolutely the entry point for me to deconstruct everything.
Oh, my, I really feel this. I love your gardening adventures, and it feels really good to see someone doing stuff in (more or less) the same chaotic "over prepared coupled with messy follow through" manner, especially because there is no shame or apology attached (at least, in the post). There's so much peace in knowing you will fuck up for sure, in so many ways, and in embracing a somewhat silly and calm sense of acceptance.
I restacked your post and agree with all of it. I also appreciate the quote from the book I’m now eager to read!
Thank you for this.