Reading a piece by Zephoria after long. Brilliant, illuminating piece this time. These lines… outstanding!
Many people have a moment where they wake up and feel like the world doesn’t really work like they once thought or like they were once told. That moment of cognitive reckoning is overwhelming. It can be triggered by any number of things — a breakup, a death, depression, a humiliating experience. Everything comes undone, and you feel like you’re in the middle of a tornado, unable to find the ground. This is the basis of countless literary classics, the crux of humanity. But it’s also a pivotal feature in how a society comes together to function.
She dives into the personal and emerges at the public shores. How many can do that? Raymond Williams? C Wright Mills? The old man here, Jayram? Can count just a few. Some texts energize, like no other piece of work.