INTERSECTIONS OF NATURE, IMAGINATION and ARCHITECTURE
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Pattern of the Flood
a drawing from my book 24 Patterns of Wisdom. It illustrates how,
despite our defenses, the beliefs and structures securing our sense of
well-being are sometimes overpowered by forces beyond our control.
Swirling currents dissolve the clear descriptions of who we are , why we
are here and where we are going. The pattern of the flood is
devastating. Yet, it is temporary.The flood can move us into the
humility and gratitude that connects us more deeply with the rest of
life and flows into renewal...Stay safe, stay connected, stay open.
I'm an architect and author, writing this blog to explore the following questions—How do we live well on this planet? Confronted with the greed, ignorance and fear shaping much of the world, how can we find openings to dwelling here with wisdom, connection, creativity and delight? Looking into these questions reflects my passion for understanding how our thoughts and actions shape buildings and cities. My two books—THE TEMPLE IN THE HOUSE and A HOME FOR THE SOUL—examine the idea of design as a language of human experience. This blog expands these connections to explore how imagination influences what we build in nature. In turn, it looks into ways nature can open our imaginations to more inspiring, sustainable and creative ways of dwelling here now. Let me know what you think.