I set up a temporary office in our living room while we do some work in our house. Our living room is what I call our “qualitative space” in that there is no TV. It is a space denoted for sitting by the fire, reading a book, drinking a glass of merlot… listening to, or playing music.
But I just looked up and discovered a bit of a contrast. My laptop is perched right in front of a set of encyclopedias we got at a garage sale for half a buck. This relationship of the established with the new seems to represent the future to me… how things will get done, and how peace will be maintained. Listening, understanding and collaborating for a better good.