It is particularly moving to find the physicist [David] Bohm saying that reality cannot be described statistically – that it lends itself much more to the way of understanding one might have for the arts, of poetry and dance for example, though it is in music that he finds the leading paradigm.*
(M. C. Richards)
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. **
(Jesus of Nazerath)
When we have turned the earth into statistics, commodity, and economics, we have destroyed it.
If we are to inherit the earth, we must enter into relationship, allowing nature to provide us with insight and learning and leading.
The artist does not see statistics but the truth of something, including and beyond data alone … and we are all artists in some way or another.
Wherever you find yourself taking the given time to move outside your home during this lockdown, let nature speak to you, whether it be a garden, a park, some trees, the sky above or the plants pushing through the pavement.
(*From M. C. Richards’ Centering.)