The noble purpose of the elders is what has been missing from the menu of life for sometime. At DCH, we have long conversations about the different life stages, crises and archetypal influences of becoming a human being. It is both beautiful and poignant that the image of the Krone, in all her glory has stepped out right into the major issues surrounding coal seam gas.
After all, stepping out and not caring is the pejorative of the elderly. To borrow a term from Jungian circles, “the elderly are both endlessly patient, and singularly explosively angry”. And rightly so, they are the ones who really “have nothing to loose” by stating that the “emperor has no clothes on”. In this instance, these amazing Krones are standing there like the moirae from Greek Mythology who used to weave the web of fate for each human life. Perhaps, that is what they are doing, as they knit and protest, standing before the destructive force which could penetrate not only the beauty of the local area, but contaminate it from life, rendering the water, both flammable, deadly and poisonous. They are, indeed, standing at the Gates to the Underworld and saying “No, no way”.
This amazing protest, provides also the images needed by so many human beings who need to see the elderly in the community as something of value, of real value, more than a money making commodity in a nursing home. As someone who has grown down into the “who they really are in life with all the colour and character that brings” both in protest and in protection.
This stand that they take, is for all of us, all souls and for the soul of the land and the world, the Anima Mundi. We are singularly blessed by them and grateful for their wise teaching.