The Power of the Unnoticed, Integral and Incremental

I am done

with great things and big things

with great institutions and big


And I am for

those tiny, invisible, molecular

moral forces

that work from individual to individual

through the crannies of the world

like so many rootlets

or like capillary oozing of


yet which , if you give them time

will rend

the hardest monuments of man’s


William James

from a letter to Mrs. Henry Whitman, June 7, 1899

reprinted and broken into lines by Pete Seeger and included in Robert Fulghum’s “Words I Wish I Wrote”

 Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of an alley with some sort of ‘psst’ that you usually can’t even hear because you’re in such a rush to or from something important you’ve tried to engineer.

— David Foster Wallace

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting

for our senses to grow sharper.”

― W.B. Yeats

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