Such an Immense Place

Preliminary Model of Male Figure from Fountain of Engineers about 1905-14 by Paul Wayland Bartlett bronze 14 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum

You know I’ve picked up as of late a book on the men’s movement from the 1990’s called Wingspan, Inside the Men’s Movement (edited by Christopher Harding).  It’s been very refreshing and reminds me of when I first introduced to this kind of “men’s work” in 1997.  If anything it makes me sad wondering where all the energy and excitement ended up.  Men today seem just as broken and lost as they were then, and I believe are in dire need of transparency and a safe community of brothers.

I found this quote in the book and wanted to pass it on to you here:

“The body is such an immense place. We take so long to find our way across it.  And each of us has so many bodies.  Sometimes they drag behinde us, and we feel encumbered and earth-laden.  Sometimes they race before us, making huge decisions in our name, while we scramble to catch up – and sometimes we call that “sex.” And we know so little about these things. And one of the only ways we can test the little we know is to speak of it.” Michael Ventura

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