SECRET: PATIENCE

As Ralph Waldo Emerson observed, nature's pace is slow and her secret is patience.

Of The White Bird

Urban living has always tended to produce a sentimental view of nature. Nature is thought of as a garden, or a view framed by a window, or as an arena of freedom. Peasants, sailors, nomads have known better. Nature is energy and struggle. It is what exists without any promise. If it can be thought of by man as an arena, a setting, it has to be thought of as one which lends itself as much to evil as to good. Its energy is fearsomely indifferent. The first necessity for life is shelter. Shelter against nature. The first prayer is for protection. The first sign of life is pain. If Creation was purposeful, its purpose is a hidden one which can only be discovered intangibly with signs, not by evidence of what happens.

John Berger

Bruce Sterling on the Next 50 Years

I think the best attitude for a serious futurist to have is not pessimism or optimism, but just a deep sense of engagement. It has to mean something to dyou. You have to find aspects of it that can really compel you. And you shouldn’t get hung up on whether it’s “good” or “bad” because these qualities can change their coloration quite rapidly as time continues to pass.

Interview Excerpt, Massive Change, Bruce Mao and the Institute without Boundaries.

“The composition of the human species is infinitely more diverse than most human suspect," she began. "The real taxonomy of Homo sapiens is a secret known only to a few, of whom you will now be one. At base, it is a simple dichotamy: there are coerlfolc, the teeming mass of common people who make up humanity’s great bulk, and there is the hidden branch - the crypto-sapiens, if you will - who are called syndrigast, or ‘peculiar spirit’ in the venerable language of my ancestors. As you have no doubt surmised, we here are of the latter type.”

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs

How to Continue.
John Ashbery
The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. (One is unable to notice something - because it is always before one’s eyes.)

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Wall of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution arrived today. A beautiful surprise, and a reminder to send gratitude and grace into the universe, toward the souls who light the revolution’s way. From New Jersey to you, thank you and we love you.

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I dwell in Possibility – A fairer House than Prose – More numerous of Windows – Superior – for Doors –
Of Chambers as the Cedars – Impregnable of eye – And for an everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the Sky –
Of Visitors – the fairest – For Occupation – This – The spreading wide my narrow Hands To gather Paradise –
~Emily Dickinson

words for when everything feels uncertain. 

beingblog:

I dwell in Possibility –
A fairer House than Prose –
More numerous of Windows –
Superior – for Doors –

Of Chambers as the Cedars –
Impregnable of eye –
And for an everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky –

Of Visitors – the fairest –
For Occupation – This –
The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise –

~Emily Dickinson

words for when everything feels uncertain. 

hombres.
hombres.