BESIDE | Number 11
What if, in order to change the world, we had to start by re-enchanting our relationship to time?
We often feel as though we are enduring time, as if it were some capricious and relentless force beyond our control. Time disappears in the best moments and weighs with all its weight in the worst. Linear and fleeting, it seems to pull us along in its wake, as the present moment is often beyond our reach - and barely created, our memories are already starting to erode.
However, there are other ways of experiencing time; other rhythms, other tendencies, other pulsations. The terms "fast" and "slow" cannot by themselves define its pace. There is the time of seasons and harvests, that of stories and generations, that of rocks and trees, that of rituals and traditions. There is the time we spend bonding, the time we save and the time we waste superbly.
This issue of BESIDE contains portraits of Gabrielle Carter and “alpinist cholitas”; interviews with Byron and Dexter Peart and Myia Antone; essays by Gabrielle Anctil and Linda Besner; reports by Laurence Butet-Roch and Eugénie Emond; and a poem by Jean-Christophe Réhel.
“We live on a very old, sustainable planet, and not on an immature and possibly fragile star, which has never been proven. "
- Marcia Bjornerud