A Small Synchronicity

I hadn’t thought about Annie Dillard in ages, but she popped into my head as I was writing my previous post last night.
And then, this morning I open my email and see this horoscope from Rob Brezny’s Free Will Astrology:
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In her book, *For the Time Being,* Annie Dillard says that throughout history many people have thought civilization was on the verge of collapse. Around 300 B.C., Hindus believed they were living in a “degenerate and unfortunate time” known as the Kali Yuga–the lowest point in the great cosmic cycle. In 426 A.D., the Christian writer Augustine mourned that the world was in its last days. In the 1800s, renowned Hasidic Rabbi Nachman grieved for the world’s “widespread atheism and immorality.” Dillard offers more examples, concluding, “There never was a more holy age than ours, and never a less . . . There is no whit less enlightenment under the tree by your street than there was under the Buddha’s bo tree.” Go sit under that tree, Pisces. The time for your awakening is now at hand.
So I’ll take that as a hint to go and read more Dillard.
I am SO ready for an awakening. I just hope it’s not a rude one.

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