The horizon of possibilities
more from the theoretical framework to the book of rong answers
I lived aboard a tall ship for seven months. There, I overcame my fear of heights.
While aboard that ship, we received very little in the way of monetary compensation. I regularly joked that I was paid in sunrises. This joke was loaded with truth. Watching the sun rise over the horizon of the glassy Atlantic ocean was a regular treat.
I’ve always loved staring off across the ocean. As a surfer? I’ve spent countless hours scanning the horizon, looking for emerging possibilities for play and engagement with the earth. We all have our own horizons. The horizon defines the limit of the frame of the picture that we can engage with. The horizon is always defined by our perspective.
Clowns and remarkable fools have an odd relationship with the horizon. We’re a bit odd. In some ways, we see the world as a flat space. Most around us? They tend to stick to the middle of the flat world. Remarkable fools and clowns? We go to the edge. Unlike extreme sports athletes, we don’t just go there and take …
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