The Salt in the Broth, Warm Data and Systems Change

Nora Bateson – “There is work to do, and it is better to know that it is vast and difficult, than to sell it
as easily-fixable or profitable.”

norabateson

Written Feb 1 2019

Is there space in the keyboard strokes for the pink of life?

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Assembling letters into words into images that reach into feelings, –inviting
memories, things once known, regrets, and touching the purple bruises of this
moment. Is there a chance now to say what we have known and previously tried not
to voice?

People will demand clarity, accessibility, direct-ness. They will tut-tut and brush off the brushstrokes that do not have the ring of sterility and know-how.
I apologize. I do not mean to be incomprehensible. I am not itching for cleverness, or decorative prose. It is the bruising that is purple, not the words.

So much information is missing in the surgical extraction from context. It is
inevitable that there will be consequences when that decontextualized information is the basis upon which decisions are made. There is no way to respond to the complexity around…

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