The Journey becomes a Sojourn

The Journey:

Once we shift our priorities each trip becomes a journey, an adventure:
… Support the ‘stopping’ as well as the going

The journey does not just take ’20′ minutes to the destination. It may require overnight respite: Come all ye who are weary and looking for … a bathroom… … stay over night … get out of an unexpected extreme weather scenario… This is the invitation to rest along the way and contemplate your new surroundings. Hospitality is needed to provide rest stops for the journey.

The Wheel becomes the Spiral – Creating a network for Social Change

The hub of change fashioned from an infinite number of rays becomes at once a spiral and a wheel. The wheel stays confined within the circle, but a point traverses the cycloid along the surface.

Courtesy:"Cycloid f" by Zorgit - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Courtesy:”Cycloid f” by Zorgit – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The logarithmic spiral picks up the points along the ground as it peels off from the radial spokes. The circle is confined and so does not change shape, but the spiral changes as it moves outward. Trips are no longer considered as units of time – “10 minutes”, “half an hour”, but rather as a path length that unfolds meter by meter along the route.

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“Logarithmic Cyclo” – courtesy P. Browne

As the wheel travels around,  as the spiral travels outward,  we build the network of places to support the ‘stopping’ as well as the ‘going’.

We could erect markers en route, that show the sign of the spokes of the wheel and the hospitality along the way.

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Ottawa                  Almonte                   Perth

 

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