Each of us is a voyager. This is what the universe invites us to be in our lives and relationships, because the universe keeps changing, unfolding, evolving.*
As a futurist I must take to heart the warning of Wendell Berry,
Not to be a project fantasies and fiction,
But to promise and therefore
The projecting of ‘futurologists’ uses the future as the safest possible context for whatever is desired; it binds only to selfish interest. But making a promise binds one to someone else’s future.**
There are many ways to be foolish
but faithfulness and perseverance is the way to wisdom.
*From Philip Newell’s Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul;
**Wendell Berry, quoted in Alan Jacobs’ Breaking Bread with the Dead.