Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Seeds for change.

Most comments go unread.

Most questions go unanswered.

Most efforts go unrewarded.


Most cries go unheard.

Most pleas go unheeded.

Most lessons go unlearnt. 

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Shift Change.


Seeds for change.

I was reading Terry Elliott's recent blog post "Seeds for change."

It's not very long.

It contains the germ of an idea.

"It might seem a lot for a little, but what I have bought is strong signal. Seeds are information beacons. I want to know if my soil fits that info. Will it sprout readily, will it take root well, will it winter, will it tolerate the oft-wet, sandy, jackrock soil? Each seed is a small story waiting to be heard."

Terry Elliott

Seeds for change.

The idea of being attentive to a complex, fragile, ecosystem.

The faith to invest one's energy in the faint hope of something growing.

Curiosity to learn what will take root, what will sprout.

Seeds for change.

I cast out a few ideas.

A story of bilingual rock-climbing sprouted via Facebook and seeded in other fields.

A story of craft chocolate appeared in the classroom, contained in a large carrier bag.

A story of athletes kneeling was murmuring around the rooms.


Seeds for change.

The idea of being attentive to a complex, fragile, ecosystem.

The faith to invest one's energy in the perhaps faint hope of something growing.

Curiosity to learn what will take root, what will sprout.


Seeds for change.

"It might seem a lot for a little, but what I have bought is strong signal. Seeds are information beacons. I want to know if my soil fits that info. Will it sprout readily, will it take root well, will it winter, will it tolerate the oft-wet, sandy, jackrock soil? Each seed is a small story waiting to be heard."

Terry Elliott












4 comments:

  1. Your article prompted me to search my blog to see if I could find past articles with the theme of "planting seeds". I found this one from December 2012. Some of the links are broken, so over the weekend I may update it and post it again, showing seeds that have sprouted since then. I did not know you or any of the #clmooc folk when I wrote this. Many new sprouts have taken root since then. http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2012/12/planting-seeds-nurturing-growth.html

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  2. Love the bluegrass. It really is blue, you know, blue grass, but only on harvest moon and only after a half-pint of Jim Beam's cheapest and only if you lay flat on the ground and squint....ah, there it is. Blue. Grass. I am sure there are other ways to spy blue grass, probably the same where you live.

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  3. Merry Christmas,
    You are so interesting! I don't believe I've truly read through anything like that before. So wonderful to discover another person with a few unique thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the internet, someone with a bit of originality! If you want to read Funny Christmas Party Games For Adults you have to see the link
    Thank you,

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  4. Hi,
    The very next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not disappoint me as much as this particular one.Happy New Year Quotes For Friends I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I truly thought you would probably have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something that you could possibly fix if you were not too busy searching for attention.
    Thanks

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