October 25, 2011
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Check out Mercy for Animals’ new commercials below. I wonder: is this kind of thing effective, or does it just harden hearts?
October 23, 2011
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A very good sermon on how laws guide even as they change, recent work on a Greenblade project, and an uncluttered wall in the new digs: what do these three things add up to? The idea of framework. We need time to breathe as well as to act, for vivid stimulus and negative space. In fact there are an infinite number of things to do, and nothing stops us from being relentless about tackling that list except for the need to relent: the need to unwind and regroup.
How can we remember to breathe AND remember to act? There doesn’t seem to be a formula. It would be so easy to suggest yin and yang or the strokes of a pendulum, to do one set of things in order to relax from the other set. But this particular time of year is full of a sense of gathering and slowing down, and that’s a sign that things must happen in their own course.
No, we don’t have a quarter year to wind down and to stop. The work before us is too urgent, too left-undone and fragmentary and half-drafted. Mirroring the seasons can’t exactly be the answer. But standing still, to see what roots the sap is falling into, just might lead there.