Our Founder's passing
brings sorrow, but new plans too
for a bright future.
In last night's major update, beginning the 7th of March 2021, Forest's founder and longest resident Errinundera CTE'd. Though we are unsure of the causes, and hope that all is well for the person behind the name, this event was not entirely unexpected. For some time we have seen the signs, and were able to lay out all the steps and safeguards necessary to ensure an orderly transition to Forest being a stable, Delegate-led region. Because of the nature of Forest's democracy, this change will not significantly impact the long-term function of our government.
As we speak, the necessary Constitutional procedures are being undertaken to make this transition smoothly, and we do not anticipate any significant interruption or alteration to our status, alliances, commitments, or activities. In accordance with Forest law long-ago written for just such an occasion, a password has been placed on the region while we complete this process. This is a temporary state of affairs, and we anticipate that within a short period of time, the necessary votes will have been completed to allow the lifting of this password, and our long-awaited transition to the next government.
We thank you for your ongoing friendship, and look forward to many years of continued growth together.
Forest Keeper of Forest
(I totally forgot to invite you all to TWP's art festival on Discord; I am sorry)
Here's one I wrote for that festival in 3-5-3 format:
sitting by the stream
And one just for today:
starry night displayed—
standing intently, gazing
and yet I am seen
in silent hues still speaking
the work of art is.
Van Gogh's Starry Night, Moma, and the philosopher Jean-Luc Marion