"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think."
- Gregory Bateson
We are lucky here on the Mendonoma Redwood Coast, an area that covers the northern most coast of Sonoma County and the southern coast of Mendocino. Rural, yes, but sophisticated too. We have an incredible Art Center and community of artists. We have a small, community managed, theater capable of bringing New York Operas right into the theater. We have no street lights, little traffic and the closest thing to a franchise are our local True Value hardware stores. We have two radio stations, one a public one and the other capable of assisting us through potential disasters. Our stores are unique and heavily involved in community through the arts in one way or another. Our independent bookstore, the Four-eyed Frog serves people all over the country through its wonderful web site. Local foods are both a vocation and advocation here.
And now, we have Nora Bateson bringing her film about her Dad, Gregory Bateson, to our theater. We who live in the midst of natural abundance and a do-it-for-ourselves economy have the pleasure of hosting Nora as she presents her film, An Ecology of Mind on July 3rd at 7pm in our Point Arena theater. I bet those of us able to see the film on July 3rd will think a little more like nature. I look forward to coming to knowing the Mind of Nature more fully.