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When oppositional forces collide, something different emerges from the chaos and the result is both beautiful and ugly. The power of acceptance when confronted with something different is exciting for it allows us to see and feel and experience the world in another way.

We’ve been intrigued and inspired by Anthony Howe’s Octo, unravelling our reactions to the experience behind his creation.

We’ve learnt to embrace the confluence of hard and soft, of harmony and discord. We’ve grown to celebrate the subjective, creating something new from disparate things.

My awkward becomes your elegant. Your weakness becomes my strength. My ugly becomes your beauty.

We are mesmerised by the unknown. We are frightened by the unexplained. We are challenged by the uncomfortable.

But despite all of this.

We willingly step into the risk of not knowing before we try, allowing vulnerability to propel us instead of paralyzing us. We willingly seek out the challenge of the unknown, for everything in our lives was unknown once. We willingly find a way to navigate the journey, without knowing the destination.

We seek hope amidst anger and pain and frustration.
We seek vulnerability amidst dread and reluctance and fear.
We seek acceptance amidst rage and despair and hurt.

Art and Science. Individual and Collective. Owned and Borrowed.

It’s not about understanding the either/or, it’s about accepting both.

It is Consilience. 



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In the heady early days of a new relationship, the unknown represents opportunities and possibilities. We are enticed to explore new ideas, discover new places, and indulge in new experiences.

We unlock doors and appreciate new adventures. We develop new connections. We create shared memories. We drink deeply on the new experiences. And yet, the unknown can also be confronting and challenging. Moving beyond our known world, to seek what lies beyond the horizon, can also bring anxiety and fear.

Changing our worldview through new experiences is challenging. And yet, in acknowledging the fear and anxiety, we throw open the door to invite others in.

We can unlock and diffuse shared secrets and fears of uncomfortable spaces. We can also find less confrontational ways to explore the world without ever leaving the comfort of our own homes.

We hold the keys to making choices, and these choices can lead us down wildly divergent pathways.

In acknowledging that, as individuals, we don’t hold all the answers, we recognise that others might have much to offer with their off-kilter take on the world, shining new light on a seemingly unsolvable puzzles, even Mexican wrestlers.

While we do have much to celebrate in the realm of libraries and librarians, we can create so much more when we open our hearts to our community, focus on beauty chose to focus on the beauty, and invite our communities to walk with us as we develop our services.

Weve invites you to explore the spaces beyond your current way of looking at the world, delving into the darkness, confronting the unknown, creating new spaces for your heart and head to come together.

Weve celebrates uniqueness and individuality above conformity and consistency.

We invite you to share our journey into the unknown. We dare you to step outside your comfort zone, and discover where the real magic happens.

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