As I approached the edge of the river valley this morning, it was hard to look at my city; the bright, rising sun was aimed right into my eyes. Its intensity disabled my ability to look at, and contemplate, the horizon and the valley in front of me.
I choose instead to enjoy the sun’s warmth.
Sitting on my bench, I started to feel too warm. I was dressed appropriately for the air temperature, but not for the warm micro-climate created by the hot sunshine. I also started to think about when I stand at a threshold, when something is too big to handle – or too bright – I tend to ignore the bright light. It hurts to look at, so I turn away.
I’m curious now…
How can I let an idea that scares me simply warm me up first?
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This post forms part of Chapter 6 – Emerging Thresholds, of Nest City: The Human Drive to Thrive in Cities. Click here for an overview of Chapters 4-7 (Part 2 – Organizing for Emergence). Click here for an overview of the three parts of Nest City.