the old ways no longer work.
though they still stand, they are incapable of carrying meaning.
those established forms will either evolve, or crumble.
there are new forms emerging, sprouting up from among the ruins.
they will engage new directions, even as the old gives way.
we are in this transitional space already, even though it is not readily apparent.
the old symbols continue to serve a function, that of providing a framework,
even as they are subsumed into the new.
the earth goddess, ancient rome, mithras, each had their time and place.
when they were no longer beneficial, new forms came into being,
born out of and adapting what was useful from the former.
and so it is with the time and place in which we find ourselves, here at the cusp of something new.