online: 1 july 2016
modified: 1 july 2016
1 july 2016 in clear air and summer wind...
returned from anniversary conference of the design research society...
and my return to highest point in city forest... glad to have returned to
the forest... and yet remaining in the greater world...
sun shines brightly on the pine end of the large house in which
Rabindranath Tagore stayed briefly in the early twentieth century... at the
time of his great popularity... that i ascribe to the
connectivness of his thoughts... non-dualist... composed in contact with
nature... not behind a city wall...
...beyond the forest house where he stayed is the pond of the vale of
health... and beyond that are the distant towers of the city... and
beyond those the mists and clouds of the Thames estuary... and beyond
them the hills and the chalk downs and the sea channel (or sleeve) between
the isles of Britain and the mainland...
...a panting greyhound suddenly appears before me for
several seconds... and then it goes...
and immediately after that Hal Goldie reappears with another dog (they
both appeared here a few days ago)...
Hal looks immediately at what i am writing (and we exchange email
and now he's gone... to look up someone who lives nearby but who is not
responding to messages... he (Hal) lives successfully in the collective mind
yes... it's true... he's like a fairy yet most physically alive... a
living hint towards each of us being a part of a single collective existence!... as well as being individuals
Hal wears a wild dog daisy... (or marguerite?)
and now in his brisk existence i think of Hal as one of the many of us... 'now we
are numerous.'... and feel these last days at a conference are the
clue... the direction i have been seeking all these years...
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