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sticky…

butterflyThe butterfly effect — that the movement of a butterfly’s wings in the Amazon could influence a tornado in Texas — must happen everywhere, all the time. We decide to turn left instead of right, go into a store or stay out, read this book or that, and in each decision, scores of other possibilities arise — people met, opportunities offered or observed, disaster avoided or encountered. And through our interconnectedness, our sticky society, our movements influence others’ actions, if in just the most minute way, and they in turn affect others, all the way to Texas. We are connected, related, sticky. We are six degrees or two degrees or twenty degrees, but we aren’t far from each other. Yet we find so much to dread, despise, resent. We raise walls and cower in fear, blind to the butterfly.
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butterfly photo by Chrisser

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