Shelter from the storm

Shelter from the storm

Beautiful things or that which is not Inferno

From the Viridian mailing list

“By the time we send out our next Viridian Note, the United States may be at war.  This is a sad and ugly historical period, so it’s time for us Viridians to mindfully contemplate pretty things.  Such action is a moral necessity. In the memorable words of Italo Calvino, in his beautiful book INVISIBLE CITIES:

“There are two ways to escape the suffering. The first is easy for many: accept the Inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and demands constant vigilance and apprehension: seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of the Inferno, are not Inferno, then make them endure, give them space.

In this Note we Viridians are vigilantly giving considerate space and time to things that are Not-Inferno. If you see one that you fancy, by all means help make it endure.”

Read the whole posting, then surf to the wondrous places listed therein.

And speaking of wondrous things, Boing Boing bills itself as “a directory of wonderful things”, and it is.

Let’s all keep the wonder.