What We Will Do (vol. 5, no. 1)

Here are a few things I’m sharing this month:

1. Question I’m living with:

  • “Now that we can do anything, what will we do?” – Bruce Mau (ht Paul Kim)

2. Quote I’m considering:

  • “We need stories of belonging that move us towards each other, not from each other; ways of being human that open up the possibilities of being alive together; ways of navigating our differences that deepen our curiosity, that deepen our friendship, that deepen our capacity to disagree, that deepen the argument of being alive. This is what we need. This is what will save us. This is the work of peace. This is the work of imagination.” – Pádraig Ó Tuama

3. Poem I’m pondering:

Excerpt from “For What Binds Us” by Jane Hirshfield

And see how the flesh grows back
across a wound, with a great vehemence,
more strong
than the simple, untested surface before.
There’s a name for it on horses,
when it comes back darker and raised: proud flesh,

as all flesh
is proud of its wounds, wears them
as honors given out after battle,
small triumphs pinned to the chest

Read the rest of the poem here.

4. Something inspiring:

“A Poppy Blooms” by Katsushika Hokusai

I write, erase, rewrite

Erase again, and then

A poppy blooms.

5. A launched a website for my Rewild School book:

Thanks so much. And, have a great day! – shawn