Pace is the trick: Finding a sense of balance in the New Normal

Alex in the throes of the Ludovico Technique, from A Clockwork Orange. Courtesy of a YouTube video by “Vector Spector”

We are presently living through the Anthropocene, an epoch of immense and often frightening change at a planetary scale, in which ‘crisis’ exists not as an ever-deferred future apocalypse but rather as an ongoing occurrence experienced most severely by the most vulnerable. Time is profoundly out of joint—and so is place. Things that should have stayed buried are rising up unbidden…