A Pleasant Life

“It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and honourably and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely and honourably and justly without living pleasantly.”



Be wary of the Doldrums

“What you learn today, for no reason at all, will help you discover all the wonderful secrets of tomorrow.”

-Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

We make space

“We recognise space as the product of interrelations; as constituted through interactions, from the immensity of the global to the intimately tiny.”

-Doreen Massey, For Space


It’s not just glasses

“The real voyage of discovery and change does not consist in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

-Marcel Proust



“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”

-Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker


Loose parts

“A castle, made of cartons, rocks, and old branches, by a group of children for themselves, is worth a thousand perfectly detailed, exactly finished castles, made for them in a factory.”

-Christopher Alexander, A pattern language


Joy and wonder, shared

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of a least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.       -Rachel Carson