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Work can be a source of living connections. But not just any type of work. The work that connects is the kind we can throw ourselves into: work that fully engages our being and our talents and that contributes to the common good. It is work that leaves room for initiative and creativity – work that makes you want to sing! At the other extreme is task-oriented work that is dominated by an obsession with output. The kind of work that isolates rather than connects us.

Whatever the nature of our work, we must take great care not to let it become our “home” to the extent that it replaces our other connections: to family, to friends, to our country…even to the mountains, as Sarah Townsend describes so eloquently in her article, Topography.

Source : 1001 Drawings (website)

I'm sitting in a bright south-facing room, drinking a perfectly steeped cup of tea. The sea is a mile away; the mountains ­- snowy, precipitous, fantastic - frame my days in the city, glowing in changing light. When I was working, I didn't actually have time for the mountains. They stood there while I dashed through my days. I appreciated them, but let's face it, it's hard to identify...

«Rest belongs to the work as the eyelids to the eyes.»





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The editor of L'Encyclopédie de L'Agora and well known newspaper chronicler and philosopher, analyses actuality through the looking glass of Belonging.
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