“In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.” - Bertolt Brecht
Ours is a polarised age in which so many voices, both online and offline, can sometimes be so stridently self-assertive, so belligerently self-righteous. (Especially when discussing foreigners.) I think our civil discourse can afford to be, well, even more civil — kinder, gentler, more open to different perspectives. As someone very dear to me once remarked: “If you can’t be kind, be quiet.” So here’s a little reflection, in the form of a twin cinema poem, which I hope can inspire deeper thought about the importance of alternative points of view as well as empathy for others.