Passing the Torch, by William T. Hathaway

Girl with torch, Tripoli, Libya, February 8, 2018

Photo by M.T ElGassier on Unsplash

by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 10, 2022

The baby-boom generation is ending its lap in the human race, and the Fridays-for-future generation is beginning its run. Generational shifts of power are symbolized by the image of passing the torch, but now what the older has to pass on to the younger seems not a torch but a time bomb, a legacy of crises.

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