Friday, October 1, 2010

An Excerpt from "Outside Lies Magic" by John R. Stilgoe

And maybe exploring ordinary landscape shakes, then shatters the walls that direct the thinking of so many Americans now, both children and adults, the victims of advertising and television and computer networks and scheduled school and work. Risking the shattering of those walls is worth all the risks of going for a long, careful walk, for riding a bicycle down a different street, for seeing what no one photographs, for noticing what no one realizes.
Whoever owns the real estate and its constituents, the explorer owns the landscape.
And the explorer owns all the insights, all the magic that comes from looking. 

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