Tuesday, April 28, 2015

On This Week, The Long Game, and Being Tired

I’ve been having kind of a rough week. I got some really intense news on Sunday night (hence no Monday article), and while I’ve been processing that we’ve all been hearing about the devastation in Nepal and the tragedy in Baltimore. It’s been a hard week to justify sitting down at my computer and writing about television shows or comic books or frivolous stuff like that.

It’s hard because in moments like this, you don’t want to talk about culture or the long game – that’s what we’re about here, the very long game of cultural change – you want to think about action. You want to do something. The world is scary and screwed up and there has to be an answer. There just has to be.

The thing is, when I take a step back, I realize that, yes, the world is kind of falling to pieces right now. But when is it ever not? We live in a broken, hard place and it’s up to us to redeem it. It’s not frivolous, what we do here. It’s not stupid or pointless or silly. The long game of cultural change isn’t sexy or even particularly satisfying, but it’s still important.

I guess I just want you to know that I’m here. I’m tired and sad too. I don’t know what the right thing to do is in this moment. But I do know this: what we do here, and now, is important. 

It has to be.