The physics of swinging on a garden variety swing are actually pretty complex. Go Google it, I'll wait.
See? You probably came across terms such as sinusoidal oscillation and such.
The basic idea being that in order to go forward, you have to throw your body backward, whilst kicking forward. Push back forward is how my friend Len describes it.
Len uses the swing as a metaphor to propose how we can move forward, that we can only move forward by in fact going or pushing backward.
Similiar to the anchor and warping metaphor from yesterday, it is grabbing back to our centuries old traditions that will helps us move forward.
What would an ancient future look like? Using the best from the past to push us forward?
Time to open those chests in the attic perhaps.
I am a flâneur, which basically means I spend a lot of time in coffee shops watching the world go by.