(LA Progressive) -- This was written today for an arts journal. Hence, the frames of reference. We think the broader audience of the LA Progressive’s readers will enjoy and find it valuable, too.
So the Pope is in and Boehner is out. As artists, we know — each time we step on stage — that everything is connected to everything else, and it only works when we are mindful of that myriad of connections.
Friday morning, Pope Francis reminded the UN of the essential consciousness of an integral ecology, and the need for encounter and dialog and collaborative cooperation to achieve that. Meanwhile, soon-to-be ex-Speaker Boehner, who is Constitutionally third in line for the Presidency, was throwing in the towel because bitter, rancorous, divisiveness within his own party has made consensus — even dialog — impossible. (Boehner recently said of his job as Speaker of the House, “Garbagemen get used to the smell of garbage.”)
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