The fruits of our labour

Specialisation, as I will keep insisting, comes with side effects, one of which is separating labour from the fruits of labour.*
(Nassim Taleb)

When we are talking about emergence, disruption, discontinuous storylines, and points of divergence and convergence, I light up.)**
(Anthony Weeks)

Because we are not different to nature but we are nature then we have a lot to learn from our natural environments. One is that a plant is a plant from beginning to end: first the seed, then the shoot, then the sapling, then the tree, then the seed … .

It’s how oneness flows.

Modern life doesn’t feel like this. We often find ourselves doing one small thing within something far larger, often through separation.

Each of us is capable of beginning something, nurturing it into something sustainable and watching the fruits grow.

Being involved in something from beginning to end gets us to where the unexpected and interesting things emerge.

What’s your thing?

(*From Nassim Taleb’s Skin in the Game.)
(**Anthony Weeks from Drawn Together by Visual Practice.)

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