What of our unshrinking world?

On my way home now from Phoenix, from a gathering that was remarkable on many levels. It will continue to resonate for months and years to come. Truly, it was a lifetime kind of experience.

One small note: in the shuttle on the way to the airport a few of us were talking about what will happen when the world truly starts to unshrink. When airline travel becomes prohibitive and fuel costs make transporting goods too expensive, the world will begin to unshrink, find its real size again. And in that moment, I had a strong image of the world uncrumpling and in the folds and cracks, new local creativity, food, sustenance, culture and life will unfold.

It makes sense to take a stand for a place now. To have a place where you can contribute to the local resources and the local life.

I’m tired and happy, and loving going home.

5 comments.

  1. Very cool image…has my mind buzzing.

  2. Hello Chris, I have been reading the harvest of the three days of the FAS conference. I hope, I expect, I’m looking forward to your own harvest, your own learning – and of the whole team – and why it was such an impactful event for you!

    Looking forward to meet you in person again in June in the Shire!

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