I was lucky to hear Stuart Brand speak at the Santa Fe Institute this week, where participants discussed everything from the Aeneid to AI. Brand was noting that we often underestimate the importance of maintenance, at every scale.
We celebrate perseverance, more than prevention.
We prize creation, more than caretaking.
may we persist.
May we create.
May we tend.
Both without and within.
Back cover of the final Whole Earth Catalog.