21C Transition Magazine: Transience
21C Transition Magazine: Transience
Issue 75 — May 4, 2015
Just now, the gentlest of rains is blessing the soil with needed moisture. I’ve just wiped the feet from Molly, our dog. The leaves on most trees outside my window, are still quite small, but will grow.
Some of the strategies living things are using to thrive, are millions of years old. Some of our strategies are younger and possibly, more transient. Our curiosity though, might just well be one of our eternal characteristics:
All the topics in the Conversation Community with 21C in the title, refer to community members sharing what might make a difference for our transition, away from what used to work, towards what might work slightly different, slightly better, in our near future.
There’s more than 1300 members — they come and go — each one with precious stories to share, with varying degrees of presence and transience — each one adding something unique, even if and perhaps particularly when, only reading.
There is a place beyond Mono Logue, let’s meet there!
“I love finding little reminders embedded across the Interwebz by big-hearted stewards — people who understand that we may know these things, but still — — it is helpful to have truths reiterated.” — +Kristin Drysdale http://goo.gl/EOBS99
Life in the Village, part 252: New York http://goo.gl/b44lqs
via +Lynn Keller :
“After my mother died, the four of us bounced around in foster care. Luckily we were all able to stay together. After several years of moving around, we eventually found a permanent home. Our new parents were Fidia and Luis Figuereo. I remember the first day we arrived at their house. They were cooking up a storm. I can remember exactly what they were making: rice, yellow beans, and steak. At that point I assumed that it would just be another foster home, but we soon became a family. The Figuereo’s had two kids of their own, so there were six of us total. All the girls were in one room and all the boys were in another room.”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
via +Grizwald Grim http://goo.gl/rYkhbC
“In a network, transience is a sign of collective intelligence at work and at play.” — John Kellden
Fellow holders of convivial space, gratitude:
+Pietro Montevecchio +Steven Hughes +SEOWiSE +Frank Gainsford +D Biswas +Meloney Hall +Cara Evangelista +Dirk Puehl +Chris Dancy +Stacey Blanchard +Simon Robinson +La Vergne Lestermeringolo Thatch +Michael Galli +Josiah JosFire +Michael A Koontz +April FitzGerald +Karin Hanlon +Peter Nena +Umi San +Jacob Taylor +Amelia Hoskins +Jack Bringloe +Michael Shane David +Oshi Shikigami +Amy Donahue +Adelheid Hörnlein +Peter Feltham +Vicky Veritas +Ana Hergueta +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales +Lee Sapara +Jake Croston +frank erck +Bettina Ascaino +Anne-Marie Valton +Peter Hatherley +Teodora Petkova +Kristin Drysdale +Zara Altair +Eve Aebi +Pam WhimsicalVintage +Mani Saint-Victor +Aaron Segal +Steven Palmer +Hans Youngmann +Margaret Siemers +John Verdon +Joe Raimondo +Ron Scroggin +Joachim Stroh +Michael Schuh +Milton Menjivar +Grace Diamond +Lynn Keller +Daniel Durrant +Randall Snyder, Jr. +Benjamin Brownell +Benjamin Galpin +Bill Belzek +Martin Dewhurst +John Ellis +Pamela Zuppo +Akpo Siekpe +Brian Fields +Alex Gagnon +Akira Bergman
Oh, and congrats +Sophie Wrobel ! ☺
Hammock — Mono No Aware
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Image: Liu Bolin, in Venice