OnSafari: And Not

OnSafari: And Not

I have an absolutely wonderful group of people on safari at the moment. Kind, extremely articulate, incredibly enthusiastic. No tour guide – indeed, no individual could be more honored to be the organizer of such a group.

But I’m going to abandon them tomorrow afternoon on the very first game drive. This is not an easy decision. I’m the guide. But I’m going to watch the Senate Judiciary hearings with Dr. Ford.

We have only one life to live and there’s no Tivo prism through which it plays out. There will be many opportunities to watch the hearings in full later on. But recordings are not live events. Sharing the human experience is what makes us human.

One man watching a far-away event can hardly impact history’s course. But thousands and millions can, because our single most critical danger today is the loss of truth. The #MeToo movement notwithstanding, the suppression of women notwithstanding, the power of the Supreme Court notwithstanding, if I can imbibe events as they happen and trigger my human awareness of reality – truth – at the same time that millions others do, it could be among the most important tiny moments by which I contribute to a better world.