As we take the stage in this Third Act and begin to play our parts to address the climate emergency, we’d like to offer a chance to deepen our connections to ourselves, to each other and to our work by exploring together the meaning of who we are, what we have wrought.
What does it mean to be in our Third Act, snubbing up close to the end, and know that we have so little time left to try to address the existential crisis facing our planet, our communities, our loved ones?
How does it affect our sense of agency; our assessment of how we will be remembered; our appraisal of the meaning of our lives; our conclusions about what and how much we need to do to make amends?
Born into a world of abundance, of clean air and clean water and healthy forests and small farms and frozen glaciers, we have lived long enough to see all this ravaged. Is this loss different from the loss experienced by younger people whose world was already despoiled when they were born?
We bring a lot of strengths to this last act. What is it that we bring that can make us particularly effective in this climate action work?
In the face of the deepening climate emergency, what is the thing we care about most? What would we most like to be remembered for?
Please join other elders in a discussion facilitated by Kathleen Sullivan, a grandmother, therapist, social worker and activist who lives in Maine.
Participation in our Third Act event series is free. Donations can be made at thirdact.org/donate.