when this is more than this

It always is but often we’re moving too fast to notice.  Sometimes this matters, others times, not

“Some people who coming just for a moment were all there, completely in that moment.”*

‘Is it possible, since skin is the largest organ of the body, that babies don’t know the inside from the outside when they first comes out.  That they are Möbius strips?  This is how we came; wow.  Talk about whole.’**

Anne Lamott reminds me of when I experienced the Body Worlds exhibition of controversial plasticist Gunter von Hagen.  One of his exhibits was his skin hanging over an arm.  I didn’t enjoy the exhibition and realised by the end that part of the wrongness was that these were people separated from their stories, their identities.  Someone isn’t an inside and an outside but both at one and the same time.

The Möbius strip we are continues, says James Carse:

‘ceaseless change does not mean discontinuity; rather it is the very basis of our continuity as persons’.^

We are always more than this.

Ken Robinson uses the word element for our purpose, our contribution; he writes:

‘Many people have not found their Element because they don’t understand their constant potential for renewal.’^^

This you is always more than this.

(*From the Northumbria Community‘s Morning Prayer.)
(**From Anne Lamott’s Hallelujah Anyway.)
(^From James Carse’s Finite and Infinite Games.)
(^^From Ken Robinson’s The Element.)

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