An enclosure. The metaphor is that humans and our relationships make similar patterns. What I-you-we create inside us, right now, embeds and influences the values around us. Most immediately we see that in our friends and family.
Powerfully, fractals speak to the notions that if:
our actions are consistent with values that apply to the whole, they will create new patterns that are replicated through language, stories, and meaning-making at all scales … a pattern that repeats itself nonlocally
These repeating patterns may be more than a metaphor. There is some evidence we will find more and more analogous patterns and, what we are creating on a micro-scale can be highly influential on a large-scale.
That matters as we are shifting to meet the many meta-crises around us like climate, injustice and inequity.
Click on the photo gallery above and pause, 3 photos, for the patterns. Enklavene is a fractal word. Within an enclosure’s boundary is a pattern. There’s another boundary within, within that pattern…
Photos and videos by Festina Lentívaldi, (be) Benevolution. Reuse: Creative Commons BY-NC 3.0 US. *For more on fractals and change see Karen O’Brien’s You matter more than you think here>