Sat, 16:05: David Whyte's book on Ecocide is absolutely rivetting but deeply shocking at the same time. It's almost too much to take in, particularly around corporate, executive and scientific misfeasance.
Sun, 04:59: "If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things." — Henry Miller
Sun, 06:00: “It is love and friendship, the sanctity and celebration of our relationships, that not only support a good life, but create one. Through friendships, we spark and inspire one another's ambitions.” ― Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety
Sun, 08:36: Half way through the book Ecocide by David Whyte (not the poet). Much to ponder, particularly around the interplay with legal personality, directors' duties and criminal/civil responsibility.
Sat, 06:00: “A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.” ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Sat, 11:48: I wonder why there is so little conversation around the purpose now of business in a diminshed and diminishing world? Circular, sustainability and greening seem very unlikely to restore the damage to the planet 🌍 and her previous abundance.
Thu, 19:08: The power of connection is the greatest human trait. I've been blessed to be touched by a few people that forever changed my life.
Fri, 06:00: “Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.” ― Wendell Berry
Fri, 07:39: Patriarchy has so much to answer for in terms of the state of the world. I realise that I'm generalising like hell in making this point but there is practically nowhere where its smudged fingerprints don't show up in a unhealthy, negative way.
Fri, 07:45: Listening to the two young owls on my walk this morning was the perfect start to the day. I've yet to see them but just listening to their twit twoos grow stronger with each passing day makes me smile and feel the intense joy of nature.
Wed, 12:23: You'd have thought with the amount said and written about leadership -- or whatever it's now called! -- we'd have this thing nailed. Perhaps we don't need leaders but better kinship, village-mindedness and to truly understand the meaning of the word "we".
Wed, 12:25: Slowly watching over the next couple of nights the documentary "Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact". Deeply moving and further insight into what made Bacon such a great artist.
Tue, 18:06: Just finished watching 1917. Deeply, deeply moving.
Tue, 18:34: I know #lawyers get a really bad rap - not quite as bad as the politicians! - but I really do believe (and I speak personally) that absent the tawdry billable hour, they can be and must be a source of wisdom, healing and navigating the complex world in which we now exist.
Tue, 19:14: RT @mikewarburton: One of the greatest ever moments on Parkinson came in 1982 when BUDDY RICH and ROY CASTLE improvised the hell out of it…
Wed, 05:05: "Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings." — Anais Nin
Wed, 06:16: @Pukkaherbs tea to start my day; I've no idea why I don't feel like coffee for these early starts but it makes a nice change.
Tue, 05:34: "As a poet I hold the most archaic values on earth. They go back to the Neolithic: the fertility of the soil, the magic of animals, the power-vision in solitude, the terrifying initiation & rebirth, the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe." — Gary Snyder
Tue, 07:09: Self-enquiry can, if we're not careful, turn into self-absorbtion.
Tue, 07:46: Currently reading "healing through the dark emotions - The wisdom of grief, fear and despair" by Miriam Greenspan. Again, another book to take my time over, and fully absorb the delicate phrasing and (at times) heart-wrenching stories.
Sun, 16:23: I feel suspended in the ooze of loss, grief and the disbelief of what we've done to the world. I know, much like the weather, this felt sense will lift but it's making me question (again) the plethora of cultural 'norms' that have previously suffused my life.
Sat, 15:29: "the best part was pulling down the shades stuffing the doorbell with rags putting the phone in the refrigerator and going to bed for 3 or 4 days. and the next best part was nobody ever missed me." — Charles Bukowski