Its been really hard to engage in social media interactions, to produce or promote works of art, in the current climate. When civilization as we know it is on the precipice of a reckoning long overdue, it seems a tad tactless to say ‘hey, who wants to read about some robots?’.
I get why some people have continued to promote and share their art during this time, and I don’t begrudge them that one bit. Compassion fatigue is real, and you have to consider your emotional reserves. Entertainment and distraction are often overlooked and neglected aspects of survival, both long-term and immediate.
But I don’t feel right doing it.
The radio silence will end and I will resume chattering about books and stories and fiction and all that. But for now, I’m choosing to remain silent and listen.