08:40 Awake since 7:20 - beginning to keep to my new resolve to write and to walk as near to sunrise as I can (the sun rose about three hours ago but it is still several hours before my usual start in late morning).
Yesterday, between Dunkirk and Calais. I was thinking of writing 'a criticism of modern life, or nature' (with or from Spinoza's view or assumption that God = Nature) - to review the whole situation or machine culture... as clearly as I can?
I was led to this by the sight of many new developments, for instance new motorways, some pathetic pieces of pseudo-functionalist architecture, the vast forethought of the channel tunnel and its extensive approaches, the pervasive commercialism, and the sight (on the supermarket-like ferry-boat) of hundreds of travellers taking the cheapest crossing and being treated more like profitable traffic than as autonomous and respected people.
I was half-inspired by these sights, and half-saddened... I imagined taking a long journey through life as it now is, world wide, in all its modes, to sample and to remark on 'the whole of it'... I imagined this as the way to complete my life among designers and users - among the forces that influence, or fail to influence, 'life as it is' or as it could be.
A new connective work.
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