And that’s the paradox, because the closer possibility gets to reality, the more it engages with the unforgiving edges of the real world.
As we begin to imagine something better, it’s important to have some insulation, room to believe and a chance to fill in the missing pieces.
But then we have to allow the constraints of reality to intersect with our beautiful new conception.
And when that happens, it’s easy for all of our imaginings to simply evaporate.
But fragile doesn’t mean impossible. Possibility looms around every corner if we’re willing to bring resilience and iteration to the dance as well.
Yes, it might not work. But deciding that in advance undermines the value of the gift we intended to bring people.