Convergences. Some deep shit is happening.
A few days ago, a truly extraordinary human being passed away. I struggled with writing that sentence. I'm still not sure what I believe about what it is to "die." I tried to write things like, "transitioned" or "left this form" or "left us." But I know none of those things are true. She is still here with us, her work is here with us, her spirit is here with us, and her body is here with us . . . just . . . changing. Whatever you want to call it, Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, is no longer here the way she was before.