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Kenneth Silvestri
ILLUMINATION-Curated
13 min readJul 19, 2022

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resolving injurious adaptations and encouraging

awareness of our interdependencies*

*published in Unpsychology, issue 8, summer 2022 (with 50 plus incredible articles can be downloaded for free at https://www.unpsychology.org/ )

Cover: Two Weeks in Spring by Rainey Straus

In conversation, we can hold thoughts and reflect on problems sometimes for

hours on end…Human thought is inherently dialogic.

– David Graeber and David Wengrow from The Dawn of Everything

Collaboration is the readiness to show up and do what needs to be done,

in improvisation and mutual learning.

– Nora Bateson

IF YOU CAN RELATE TO OUR WORLD being an ecological process, one where we and all non-human entities are interdependent, then it makes sense to view the totality of nature as more than the sum of its parts — all have a role in supporting our planet. Yet at Public School in Paterson, NJ, I was taught that the whole was merely equal to the sum of its parts. This paradigm, still very dominant, is mistakenly based on the theory that we function separately.

looking at my reflection

in the yearly shiny still shellac-smelling wooden floors

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Kenneth Silvestri
ILLUMINATION-Curated

Dr. Kenneth Silvestri, is a psychotherapist, certified homeopath, poet, and author of A Wider Lens; Train Romance; and Legacy Poems, www.drkennethsilvestri.com