Standing in the place of Privilege

This idea began with the most basic and necessary of human needs, the loo! And why not! It is often when we are at our most vulnerable, backs against the wall, cornered like a rat that we are able as part of our in-built human instinct to react, call it fight or flight if you like, but I would like to think that this is a place from which we can begin to be creative. I’m not of course talking now of needing the loo, there is only one way to react to that – being British – and at Greenbelt – queue!
‘Standing in the place of privilege’ is more about seeing where we are from a different perspective, we may often not feel privileged, yet to the majority of the world our whole existence is a privilege. We can get depressed at this, or we can use our privilege for something creative.

Close to the Land

I’ve been reading around the subject of community farms recently and via a few references ended up reading Walter Brueggemann’s book,  ‘The Land, Place as Gift, Promise, and Challenge in Biblical Faith’ All this has led me perilously close (close, but not quite) to John’s area of expertise – Psychogeography.  I noticed John is talking with Iain Sinclair at Greenbelt.  Might be worth a listen!  In fact, scanning the lineup of talks there are a few people talking on ecology issues – seems like I’ll have to take a pen…