A spring of paradox


As part of how I relate to my city, I participate in a community of practice with fellow citizens. We explore what it means – and what it takes – to be a citizen offering our full potential to the world. Each  of us, in our way, is helping shape our city with our work in every moment every day.

Here is my harvest from our gathering last night. We were exploring Parker Palmer’s work on seasons.

A spring of paradox - poem


Sprouts in Edmonton, April 17, 2013

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This post is part of Chapter 8 – The City Making Exchange. Here are some plot helpers of Nest City: The Human Drive to Thrive in Cities, the book I am sharing here while I search for a publisher:

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A winter rest until January 7, 2013


The Nest City blog is on pause for a winter rest until January 7, 2013. Enjoy the heart of the season, wherever you are. Here’s my harvest from a gathering of my local community of practice last night. We were exploring what David Whyte‘s poem, ‘Sweet Darkness,’ meant to us:

Always something interesting
in the sweet darkness
alive, emerging soon
from a healing cocoon
connected to a vast
of possibility
in degrees
of perspectives
looking expectantly
for purpose in the dark
to be revealed
when discerned
in the light
of dark