How to Stand While the World Falls Down

Advice for transmuting a disaster

Anna Mercury
All Gods, No Masters
7 min readJan 24, 2022


Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash

1. A parable, or something

When you first notice the cracks, you don’t see anything extraordinary. Walls crack sometimes. That’s how things go.

When the first brick falls, you call it an anomaly. You say, that brick was rotten anyway. It alone is at fault for its failure.