This Is Our Planet

Having read some Emerson and reading the current Environmental Defense Funds recent magazine I was reminded of what I believe is our human role on earth.

“Repair what is broken, protect what is vulnerable, cherish what is beautiful and be a good steward of creation.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

It all sounds so beautiful and simple.

It is one of the reasons why I enjoy being involved with so many great groups like the Environmental Defense Fund. I am turned on too so many new pieces of information. The reading is knowledge expanding. For me it is also a meditative process and relaxing even if the subject is hard, heavy, and distressing. My teachers stressed that architects should have a good understanding of the humanities. This is part of that.

Great Architecture can live up to what Emerson was saying. Now all we have to do is define “beautiful”.