Easter is this weekend, and while I’m not religious and haven’t practiced any sort of religion for a long, long time now, I do have an appreciation for some of the spiritual themes associated with the holiday. Resurrection is an interesting one to think about as the weather shifts into spring (maybe for real this time), but the blossoms and the longer days aren’t the only thing coming back to life.
This week, we chatted with choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and how her gradual return to the stage since the beginning of the pandemic has also included mentorship:
“At a certain age,” she said, “it’s not so much about you anymore. It’s about what do you leave behind? What is your legacy? How can you help as opposed to how can I succeed?”
Then, I’ve curated a list of contemporary sci-fi and speculative fiction books inspired by the upcoming release of Janelle Monáe’s new book, The Memory Librarian. Sci-fi and spec fiction can be great refreshers when considering our futures, contemplating our pasts, and navigating our current paths. The books listed I think serve as not only new perspectives but the promise of rebirths within our own selves and our own worlds.
Be safe, Philly! See you next week :)