‘One measure of the progress of human civilisation is the increasing scale of our maps.’*

‘Here is summertime truth, abundance is a communal act, the joint creation of an incredibly complex ecology in which each part functions on behalf of the whole and, in return, is sustained by the whole community doesn’t just create abundance – community is abundance.’**

UDFj-39546284 is one of the farthest points in space we are able to see, a galaxy lying some 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles from Earth.

Another measure of our progress as human becomings is the decreasing scale of our maps, bringing places closer, like Aleppo and Haiti.

(*From Alan Lightman’s The Accidental Universe.)
(**From Parker Palmer’s Let Your Life Speak.)


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