We’ve had a bumper crop of apples this year. I’ve picked, gleaned, and shared them. Somehow they’ve seemed uniquely personified to me.
Forgive me for getting a little woo woo about my backyard bounty and all caught up in meaning & metaphor.
I couldn’t resist.
crop: the product or yield of something formed together
democracy: an organization or situation in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights
selfish: concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself, seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others
authoritarian: of, relating to, or favoring a concentration of power in a leader or an elite not constitutionally responsible to the people
When our individuality is overvalued, we can become selfish and lose something so magnificent about being human, connected, and sharing this planet together.
rot: 1. to undergo decomposition from the action of bacteria or fungi; morally corrupt
experience: the process of doing and seeing things; having things happen to you
empathy: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another
If our democracy is going to survive, we must develop the capacity to see everyone as unique, belonging, AND equal in every single way.
We theConstitution of the United States of America (1787)
PeopleApples of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.