August Sanders‘ farmer got us wondering What new seeds do we want to sow today? 

And before we knew it, the powerful image segued with a quote by Brian Eno about his process of composing:

My kind of composing is more like the work of a gardener. The gardener takes his seeds and scatters them, knowing what he is planting but not quite what will grow where and when – and he won’t necessarily be able to reproduce it again afterwards either.

NOT quite KNOWING what will grow where and when” — being in the dark, with no answers — is the difficult part for sure. When we’re feeling that, we draw strength from May Sarton:

May Sarton Without darkness

Often we are planting seeds and don’t even know it; we only realize it after they’ve grown into something.

Mulling some new ideas and strategies? We recommend listening to Eno’s and his colleague’s 70’s experimental/meditative music from Eno’s Obscure records, streamable for free here.

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