I'm back at the greenBUILD. conference. This time its in Denver, Colorado.
In a concise effort to understand the guiding motivation of not just sustainability or architecture, but of our life's passion presented through our work... Architect/Visionary Bill McDonough elequently raised this question moments ago:
"How do we love all of the children of all species for all time?"
My annual sojourn to this collection of likeminded personas consistently puts me into an agitated state of mind. In part, because I want to take the knowledge baton and start running, and conversly because I feel like I've been wasting time not being agressive enough. I would venture to say that it always puts my current self in direct conflict/comparison with my optimal self. This conflict ultimately drains my attention and leads to inaction. It is a weird self-limiting cycle.
The lesson, as I am unearthing, is that my dual selves are not truly in conflict with one another. They are actually two necessary sides of an essential coin... of my coin.... of my present and future... constantly reminding each other that there is work to be done. Work that will require me to be less inwardly focused.
So how do I love all of the children of all species for all time?