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Greg McVerry

Spending my morning with has me reflection on knowledge weaving and https://twitter.com/jgmac1106/status/1333056185239527425

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On Being Woven

The metaphor of weaving has meant a lot to me this past year. As the world unwinds around us we need to wrap oursevles in

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The metaphor of weaving has meant a lot to me this past year. As the world unwinds around us we need to wrap oursevles in love.

Femedtech and the Quilt project, exploring why epochs get defined by war and not weaving. Looking for a new metaphor of knowledge brokering and settling on weaving. Considering how multi-species worlding links our spirit and nature better than humanistic views.

All focused on truth being woven.

I love this poem. Not complicated. Basically saying the way is difficult but together we can do it.

 

Of Being woven

“The way is full of genuine sacrifice.
The thickets blocking your path are anything
that keeps you from that, any fear that you may be broken
into bits like a glass bottle.

This road demands courage and stamina, yet it’s full of
footprints!
Who are these companions?
They are rungs in your ladder. Use them!
With company you quicken your ascent.
You may be happy enough going along, but with others
you’ll get farther, and faster.

Someone who goes cheerfully by himself to the customs
house to pay his traveler’s tax will go even more
lightheartedly when friends are with him.

Every prophet sought out companions.
A wall standing alone is useless, but put three or four walls
together, and they’ll support a roof and keep grain dry
and safe.

When ink joins with a pen, then the blank paper can say
something.
Rushes and reeds must be woven to be useful as a mat. If
they weren’t interlaced; the wind would blow them away.

Like that, God paired up creatures, and gave them
friendship.”
 

This is how the fowler and the bird were arguing
about hermitic living and Islam.

It’s a prolonged debate.

Husam shorten their controversy.

Make the Mathnawi more nimble and less lumbering.

Agile sounds are more appealing to the heart’s ear.

Greg McVerry

facilitating please encourage anyone who wants some community help in designing remote learning to join us, need a blog and a desire to learn through reflection https://edu522sum20.jgregorymcverry.com/i

Greg McVerry

Searching for bookmark on tFlax Age and found a poem I wrote to celebrate the quilt...little birdie told me we have woven a splot together: https://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2020/02/18/truth-wrapped-in-blankets-of-kindness-a-poetryp... would like to contribute. Does anyone have a link?

Greg McVerry

Is it too late to join the group?

Greg McVerry

Morning if anyone is around this weekend we are facilitating a remote @indiewebcamp on PDT time. https://events.indieweb.org/2020/06/indiewebcamp-west-2020-ZB8zoAAu6sdN join us to learn how we can build communities and learning from

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More evidence why should work toward an HTML first approach: https://gomakethings.com/always-bet-on-html/

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

Celebrating the @femedtech quilt. Just been thnking on it, and how important efforts of care and compassion like the quilt are needed now.

Greg McVerry

Truth Wrapped In Blankets of Kindness: A #poetryport gift for everyone who pours energy into #femedtech

Seek voices
of those who
sow Quilts
of truth
as our metaphors
of meaning,
reasons for beings,

Flax age rises

truth spun on
spindles of fallen
swords


Looms of labor lost


as knots of cottage
industry take
root in villages
of our
minds.

Knowledge is not
capital. To be brokered
or sold.
Knowledge is a kindness
blanket warming
us all.

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