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What is Holding it Together?

To lock down the delicate filigree of life in explanation is to lose it, but not to see it is disastrous.

- Nora Bateson -

What is Holding it Together?

"Words are delicious, but cannot say much. They often lose the water of meaning before it is delivered. But they can be stirred to form descriptions of the breath, glances, gestures, and pulses between lives. Perhaps writing is finding a scrape in the skin of knowing, where the sting and dirt and blood of the day is let out, and music is let in." The following excerpt, by Nora Bateson, noted research designer, film-maker, writer, and daughter of Gregory Bateson, is taken from the beginning of her book, "Small Arcs of Larger Circles: Framing Through Other Patterns."
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Nora Bateson is founder of the International Bateson Institute. Her work asks the question, "How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?" Learn more about the institute's activities here. { more }


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