Shifting our natural gaze

We’re in such a hurry. We want answers now. Or at least the promise of a solution by tomorrow. Yet, the seasons are not in a rush. They ebb and flow with a gravitational pull beyond our making. And what’s our contribution? It’s hard for us to look deep enough to see how separate we …

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Eyes to see below the surface

Like the overnight appearance of fruiting bodies – mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi popping up through the leaf mould or grass – the fruit of our own lives has much deeper entangled origins than appears at first sight. Yet we continue to expect it to arrive ready-packaged, like mushrooms on the supermarket shelves. Divorced from …

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There are times when we need to lend something of ourselves to another. And times when we need to be given that in return. We are not an island. Or a monoculture that just takes from the land and gives nothing back. I wonder, what do you need? And what do you have that someone …

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