Everyone is testing. No one knows what will work. Some people can see a little further than others, but everyone is guessing. Some people have had past experiences that seem more relevant than others, but no one knows for sure.
Some people are providing services. Some people are selling products. Some people are caring for the hearts and bodies of people in the midst of everything.
In the moments of (re)birth, we will have great pains. Ask any mother. Ask anyone who has experienced major shifts in their relationships. Ask anyone who has attempted to bring a project, endeavor, or pursuit to life. The labor pains abound. But there is another side.
A time of rest and the fruits from labor are on that other side. A moment to breathe and bear witness to that which has found life. The things we strive for are all possible. Peace is possible. Shared experience, communal bonds, and fellowship are all possible. We work toward these. Yet, we will never know if we will actually experience them. Maybe we will only work, and the next generation will see the fruits of our labor. Maybe we are the ones seeing the fruits of the labor of past generations.
Wherever we are on this cycle, as we continue to work, let’s remember what is waiting for us on the other side. Once, that is, everything is new again.