from Eric Kuiper, writing about Fleet Foxes’ latest offering:
Might a dream for the future be the only thing that separates life from death and joy from despair?
Being twenty-something is, in certain ways, the same as it has always been. What it means to become an adult has not changedâ€”answering questions of identity, belonging and mission continue to define this process. But now more than ever, young adults set sail on the sea of becoming while still searching for a map. And that, quite frankly, is horrifying. When you consider our economic climate, the increased polarization of religious and political groups, the decline of commonly held metanarratives, the pressures of a consumerist lifestyle [just to name a few], we should all be applauding those emerging adults we know who, despite the chaos raging around them, have not crashed their ships along the rocks of our current age.
It may just be that what each one of them needs to keep the ship afloat is a dream, a vision for the future that is filled with the hope that they can find a place and work worth doing alongside others worth loving.
Itâ€™s all you ever wanted, isnâ€™t it? And, if you havenâ€™t found it, isnâ€™t that what youâ€™re looking for?
Read the whole thing. It’s worth your time and reflection.