The size of now

How to train your dragon comes to mind, not the movie but it’s meaning. ‘Dragon’ could represent the mind, or maybe fears. And that we need to learn how to go about training these toward the direction it needs to take. And the more sensible and urgent destination is, now. Thought for today, the 116th Independence Day of the Philippines, after 377 years of Spanish rule.

Muddy River Muse

The future is a very big place.

I know this to be true, because I have spent a lot of time there– typically getting lost in the big-ness of it.

It’s an easy place in which to get lost, in part because there are no reliable maps. Geographically speaking, the future is akin to those oceanic margins that cartographers of old so helpfully labelled “Here be Dragons.” Indeed, there may well be dragons. Or baby unicorns. Or giant radioactive sea slugs. A big problem with navigating the future is that, not only is it immeasurably big, it is also many. If I start from the point in time where I stand right now, I can see a multitude of possible futures, each one uncharted, each one spinning off into infinite combinations and permutations that shift and sway with each forward step.

here-be-dragons

Granted some of those possible futures are more…

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