Monday, February 6, 2017

Whole Earth

This past weekend, we explored a few new antique stores and indoor flea markets around our new (since 2015) home.  I came across something that I'd been sorta-kinda hunting for, for at least a decade.  Of course I knew I could order these things online, but it never rose to that level of importance.


But now... I'm left gibbering "Where have you been all my life?!?"

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Seriously, this freakin' thing is amazing.


I've skimmed up to page 19 or so, and found dozens of new insights.  The edition I have is 450 pages long.


I think I've dreamed about reading this, but after waking up I never knew what it was, or whether it was a real thing.


Is it going to change my life?  Still too soon to know.  I'm not about to go living in a yurt or making my clothes from macrame.  That's only a tiny part of what this thing was all about, anyway.  It will help with developing the GBG.


I have so much to learn.


5 comments:

  1. A great find from a time of thoughtful enthusiasms. Whole Earth Catalogue was a staple of my early adulthood education. Thanks for sharing. More please.

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    1. Thanks, Geo. I'll certainly share any new insights that I'm able to articulate.

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    2. 'Whole Earth Catalogue was a staple of my early adulthood education.'

      Why am I not surprised?

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  2. 'I think I've dreamed about reading this, but after waking up I never knew what it was, or whether it was a real thing.'

    And you got to live it? To hold it in your hands? I'm too happy for you to be jealous. I live a lot of my days feeling half of what you've written above. Reaching, hoping. Sometimes the answer, for me, is to make what I'm missing. Seems that may be part of the message, here?

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