Catherine Bateson. Composing a Life.

It is time now to explore the creative potential of interrupted and conflicted lives, where energies are not narrowly focused or permanently pointed toward a single ambition. Theses are not lives without commitment, but rather lives in which commitments are continually refocused and redefined. [...] what are the possible transfers of learning when life is a collage of different tasks? How does creativity flourish on distraction? what insights arise from the experience of multiplicity and ambiguity? And at what point does desperate improvisation become significant achievement?

These are important questions in a world in which we are all increasingly strange sojourners.

And so for day 612