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.