For Bealtaine 2021, we’ve chosen the theme of In(ter)dependence to help us celebrate the year. In(ter)dependence marks the fortitude, endurance, as well as stoicism of all of us as older people who are finally moving beyond Covid-19. It celebrates our human interconnectedness, the delicate ecosystem that makes strong supportive societies and our dependence on the earth. 2021 also marks the centenary of the beginning of Ireland’s journey to becoming a free and independent sovereign state, asserting our moral and legitimate right to control our own affairs, our independence.
These events mark two major milestones in our lives and have a resonance for all of us as we age.
We have invited writer Theo Dorgan to reflect on this theme of In(ter)dependence in his essay ‘We Have Each Other Still’. We are delighted to share this beautiful and incisive commission with you, which you can read in full here.