Participation is a process, not an event: the gathering is not an isolated one-off event, but part of an extended, coherently structured effort to move forward together.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
…ght that The Black Hole, with all its failures and unfinished work, was a unique kind of beautiful. Beautiful because it had tried and failed, lived and loved, and crashed and burned.