We, the Center Hold
Published on 2021-06-13
In his famous work, “The Second Coming,” early 20th Century poet William Butler Yeats penned the line “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold.” Having lived through World War I and seen the rise of fascism that would lead to World War II, Yeats’s sentiment is understandable. But the center does hold. We hold, and our humanity reasserts itself at every turn.
Welcome to Issue 3 of DreamForge Anvil
In his famous work, “The Second Coming,” early 20th Century poet William Butler Yeats penned the line “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold.” Having lived through World War I and seen the...
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Thank You Anvil Issue 3
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