compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
of reading the AWESOME first chapter of Matthew Fox's THE A.W.E Project •
[RE]inventing Education • [RE]inventing the Human • and the realisation of
its particular significance, as a reflexion of my own left-handed, dyslexic,
journey of life, has been a palpable revelation. [IT] IS doubly so in the
context of it's publication date, coinciding with the beginnings of my own
Abraham Heschel's undoubted understanding of the understanding that:
"Learning is not for life; Learning IS LIFE."
As Matthew Fox himself says "This means that when we cease to learn we
people - no few in positions of considerable power and responsibility -
who long ago ceased to learn. [IT] also means that when we learn we fill up
with life. One proof that education is in crisis is that so few students or
teachers or administrators find it fun anymore. Or delicious. Or playful.
I would conclude with the poignant words of Lord Sacks, former Chief Rabbi:
THE A.W.E. Project provides a VISION of TRANSITION for the
future sustainable survival of ALL LIFE on y[our] pale blue dot -
never forgetting of course that there are always 'self-serving forces'
at bay which mitigate the establishment of that transition. In the context
perspective of these 'self-serving forces', has been created in his mind,
early influence, in regard to my study of Art at Grammar School, which
has subsequently been very much enforced by Steadman's own
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