In light of our posts on decluttering houses and work spaces, and our consideration of THINGS and what  we need to live well and freely, we found Italo Calvino’s thoughts incredibly clarifying. The possibility that

… everything can be constantly shuffled and reordered in every way conceivable…

is at the heart of living an improvised life.All of our many gifts, experiences, artworks and objects can be viewed and handled in new ways; they are materials for creation —whether we transform them or pass them on— for where we are now.

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Alexander Calder in his studio/Herbert Matter

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Buckminster Fuller Institute


What will you do with what you’ve been, had, done?


via But Does It Float

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