Long, Slow Work

In theory, I think we all know that it is the long, slow work — the work that feels obscure and out of the spotlight — that is the important work. But in the day-to-day, when social media demands our attention, it’s all too easy to forget. I was super compelled by this video today:

 

This is the story of David Bamberger, and his work over half a century to renew and cultivate a swath of land that looked desolate and degraded. How? By planting native grass, and giving his time and energy. Unglamorous, steady, mundane work. But he made his mark, and he’s leaving a legacy that will be enjoyed by the generations that follow him.

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