online: 12 april 2019
modified: 12 april 2019
13 march 2019 humanist reality
today i have been experiencing the pleasures of being in a space
designed by the followers of Frank Lloyd Wright and perhaps Le Corbusier
. . . or you might say the typical form makers of modernist buildings .
. . i am so pleased to enjoy that surrounding presence with its belief
in everyone . . .
i have the same feeling when experiencing some of the modern trains
through london underground (and overground) . . . and now i wonder as i
speak how it is that this famous quality of modern things that have been
designed with care and compassion comes about . . . i think it is real .
. . as real as the qualities of natural things . . . the sublime
emerging from the specifications and drawing boards and more modern
practices . . . i am thinking more and more that it is not a miracle but a
part of nature that is becoming evident in the new emerging world . . .
last evening i was surprised to hear someone who works in the hospital
speaking out loud his criticisms . . . as follows:
yes we have the new technology which we never had before about twenty
years ago . . . and the others just missed . . .
and all this reminded me of a famous quotation . . .
it is not irritating to be where
one is, it is only irritating to think one would like to be somewhere
lecture on nothing
in silence 1968
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