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Human – Chiara Montaldo’s interview

Another interview clip from Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s film ‘Human’. This one feels especially relevant right now – something about engaging with reality, in place of story, and humanity, in place of ‘othering’. Here’s the short description for the ‘Human’ project/fim:- ‘What … Continue reading

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Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine von Radics

“I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both lived with lips … Continue reading

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Jan’s Story

  One of the things we notice in the world, is that hate has difficulty standing up to shared experiences of humanity. Empathy dissolves prejudice and separation. So it feels extremely important to share what this gentle, loving, creative young man has … Continue reading

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Forty Days – Paul Kingsnorth

https://www.globalonenessproject.org/library/articles/forty-days A counter-cultural invitation by Paul to explore the creative potential of withdrawing and of being alone, in the context of his own longings for withdrawal. As the introduction here puts it:- ‘He explains and reinterprets his childhood dreams of withdrawal … Continue reading

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It’s up to us

The writer has at times this week been unable to see much else when she closes her eyes, but images of drowned children… Clearly she is not alone in that. One possible response is despair, powerlessness, inducing a slide into … Continue reading

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The Longing for Belonging – Charles Eisenstein

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-eisenstein/indigeneity-and-belonging_b_8011302.html Originally written for our local Schumacher College, in the context of a course Charles was leading. Charles features regularly on this blog – the writer believes him to be one of the important thinkers and writers of our time. … Continue reading

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Hermann Hesse on Trees

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not … Continue reading

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