Donning our cranky costumes of logic and cause-and-effect, we may flatly deny it. But this planet, our home, is all about roundness and things coming round.
Some parts of cities are too rectangular and solid. Young men go to these places and put the curves back with the arc of their skateboards and the sprawl of their graffiti.
Anne Herbert, Peace and Love and Noticing the Details
I first learned of Anne Herbert through The Improvised Life – anne herbert’s wise + teeny meditations.
Herbert was a writer and editor of CoEvolution Quarterly, a magazine of The Whole Earth Catalog in the 80’s. She wrote a blog called Peace and Love and Noticing the Details from July 2005 until June 2012.
And then, nothing. She just stopped. And there is no record as to what she’s doing now. It’s a mystery.
Her writing is contemplative, thoughtful, and tells it like it is. I have unending gratitude and appreciation that her work is still available online and I re-visit it regularly.
Note: The image above came from the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto. It used to be a factory for making bricks. While sitting empty for many years, it became covered with graffiti. In being restored as a place that hosts a farmers’ market, garden market, and teaches about sustainable living, it was decided to leave the graffiti on most of the walls in the building. The building is often used as a movie set and for parties and conferences.