A miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.
– Mary Shelley
We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona experience was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.
– Sonya Renee Taylor
Seven: After they brought you back from your time in the Collective, did you honestly feel that you regained your humanity?
Jean-Luc Picard: Yes.
Seven: All of it?
Jean-Luc Picard: No. But we’re both working on it, aren’t we?
Seven: Every damned day of my life.