Where is the spirit at home?

Annie Dillard on presence over productivity & Pico Iyer on where home is

Annie Dillard

The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less.

(cf. Hannah Arendt’s understanding and use of the distinction between vita activa and vita cotemplativa in The Human Condition, 1958)

Closely related (via Explore): Pico Iyer, author of Video Night in Kathmandu (1989), writing about crossing cultures & cultural fusion, at TEDGlobal 2013: Global Remix

Pico Iyer TEDGlobal 2013: Where is home?

Related quotes from Where is home? at TEDGlobal 2013

On global experience, cosmopolitanism, and patchwork identity:

For more and more of us, home has less to do with a piece of soil than a piece of soul.

After his house in California and all of his belongings burned to the ground:

My home would have to be whatever I carried around inside me.

And finally:

Home is in the end not just the place where you sleep, but the place where you stand.

  • See previous post on the unfolding global remix and its implications for remixing education
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