August Sanders, Brian Eno and May Sarton on Sowing Seeds

August Sanders‘ farmer got us wondering What new seeds do we want to sow today? 

And before we knew it, the powerful image segued with a quote by Brian Eno about his process of composing:

My kind of composing is more like the work of a gardener. The gardener takes his seeds and scatters them, knowing what he is planting but not quite what will grow where and when – and he won’t necessarily be able to reproduce it again afterwards either.

NOT quite KNOWING what will grow where and when” — being in the dark, with no answers — is the difficult part for sure. When we’re feeling that, we draw strength from May Sarton:

May Sarton Without darkness

Often we are planting seeds and don’t even know it; we only realize it after they’ve grown into something.

Mulling some new ideas and strategies? We recommend listening to Eno’s and his colleague’s 70’s experimental/meditative music from Eno’s Obscure records, streamable for free here.

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