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Geometry in rust and rubble

This city refuses to settle down. It’s caught in a perpetually short life-cycle of construct-deconstruct-reconstruct….

As I took a walk across a work site today, I found it a little unsettling that I could identify all the basic elements of shapes within the rubble of the fallen building that had been a perfect geometric structure just a while back.

Few minds wear out; more rust out” 

It is better to rust out than wear out.” 

“To put one brick upon another
Add a third, and then a fourth,
Leaves no time to wonder whether
What you do has any worth”

“One geometry cannot be more true than another; it can only be more convenient. Geometry is not true, it is advantageous. “

“If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it’s a failure..”

In all these sights I achieve solace only in bringing forth trees, picturing them blooming like smoke from the roofs of gutted buildings, dreaming of what a fine and picturesque pile of rubble this city will someday make.” 

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