Itʻs Just Not Realistic.
A story caught my atention this morning that tells of a town not far from Motor City that lives without cars. (Good http://ow.ly/6cRb)
It?scalled Mackinac Island and it?s inertia with a tourism industry. Peoplepeddle, walk and horse around the 4mi island choosing simplicity andhydro-electricity over growth and consumption.
"We?renot interpretive history, we?re immersion history," stateshistorian/resident Bob Tagatz. "You?re in a place that looks like itdid 100yrs ago and will look the same in 100 more."
NowI?m definitely more of a futurist than a preservation activist butthere?s actually something rather progressive about a community thatcan live without cars.
Couldmore of us do this? Could communities shrink back down to places ofgeographical proximity, relational reliability and neighborhood?Townhall meetings, block parties and barn raisers?
The clicheanswer to anything that isn?t now is that "it?s just not realistic."But consider this, that unless you?re reading this via a hand writtenletter from Google in a field somewhere, most of what?s around you wasonce victimized by the same label.
Unrealistic is merely a catalyst in the art of ideation and imagineering. And but an antogonist of what is known as faith.
What?s your "unrealistic"? Can you see what is not yet seen?
Dream up a new story. There are no penalties for re-writes.