MemberSeptember 2, 2022 at 11:12 am
To me, reconciliation suggests two things that I don’t think actually happen, in practice: 1) reconciliation suggests a bringing back to unity, but there doesn’t seem to me to be an initial unity to return to. Or, rather, it seems to me that any claim of an initial unity is ideologically suspect. 2) reconciliation suggests to me a completed process, which doesn’t leave room for continual becoming. I totally think that there can be moments of coming-together across all manner of things, species, objects (and that those moments can be politically meaningful or everyday, transformative or normative), but that coming-together doesn’t ever seem “finished,” really. Fully reconciled. I’m curious what you think of all this!