Think of Thelonious Monk. Thelonious Monk did not get those unusual chords as a result of logic or theory. He opened his eyes wide and scooped those chords out from the darkness of his consciousness. What is important is not creating something out of nothing. What my friends need to do is discover the right thing from what is already there.
– Haruki Murakami, Killing Commendatore
You don’t choose your family; they happen to you. Family is messy, often difficult, and sometimes all you have in common are your differences. But you always come back to the table together, and someone is always going to ask: “have you eaten yet”? Everyone is going to share a story. Together, by dedication, with strangers you have cared for your whole life, you build something new and fortifying.
This is that active space for enjoying differences among layers and layers of conversational design. It is meant to be a homespun history – to feel like a friend’s big family gathering that you want to get invited to.