Archive for November, 2007

A Psalm of Life

November 15, 2007

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;–
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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By the way …

November 7, 2007

… this is the part of the semester where more time gets spent on studio than on thesis. Sad but true. And after all the people I’ve counciled otherwise in the last two years, too. Ah well. Here’s a nice winter thought to tide you over:
Snowflakes
Not slowly wrought, nor treasured for their form,
In heaven, but by the blind self of the storm —
Spun off, each driven individual,
Perfected in the moment of its fall…
— Howard Nemerov

Week 9

November 1, 2007

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Here’s what I’ve been working on lately. I’ve added lot of material (and organization) to the development of housing section, pretended to add a lot to program and put in a fair amount of site material (to which I intend to add more soon). Also I organized the whole thing into a new format which meets both university guidelines and my approval. Its cosmetic but it makes me feel more like I’ve got something real to work with here. So … read it, love it, ttyl.