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.”

-Epicurus

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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

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