square → circle
it seems to me that the square is a form invented by man
, man created the corners, man outlined the boundaries
and the circle, in turn, was created by a Higher power
the circle is complete and incomplete at the same
time it is elegant in its completeness, but at the same time it has no boundaries and tends to infinity
if you think in three-dimensional space, everything becomes clearer
the ball tends in all directions
and the cube rests on its own facets
“The three questions we must ask when we are building things: To what end. At what cost. At whose expense”
— Srinija Srinivasan
We are individuals first, yes, just as bees are, but we exist in a larger social body. Society is not only real; it’s fundamental. We can’t live without it. And now we’re beginning to understand that this “we” includes many other creatures and societies in our biosphere and even in ourselves. Even as an individual, you are a biome, an ecosystem, much like a forest or a swamp or a coral reef. Your skin holds inside it all kinds of unlikely coöperations, and to survive you depend on any number of interspecies operations going on within you all at once. We are societies made of societies; there are nothing but societies.
Transformation doesn’t happen in a linear way, at least not one we can always track. It happens in cycles, convergences, explosions. If we release the framework of failure, we can realize that we are in iterative cycles, and we can keep asking ourselves—how do I learn from this?