Posted - 03/17/2011
Working Together

a poem by David Whyte


“We shape our self to fit this world

and by the world are shaped again.

The visible and the invisible working together

in common cause, to produce the miraculous.

I am thinking of the way the intangible air

passed at speed round a shaped wing easily holds our weight.

So may we, in this life trust to those elements

we have yet to see or imagine,

and look for the true shape of our own self

by forming it well to the great intangibles about us.”

At the 2010 Grant Partner Convening, we enriched our understanding of each other, learning more about the diversity of Grant Partner experiences and perspectives – “How you have shaped yourselves to fit the world and by the world are shaped again” … I saw some beautifully textured common threads in the multi-hued tapestry of projects addressing various facets of climate change and its impacts in our lives.