Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I recently saw Paola Antonelli’s 2007 TED talk, in which she described heaven as a place where your curiosity can be satisfied and then went on to talk about how some of that heaven is already a reality for her, especially in her work as design curator of MOMA. I think she’s right on target in her definition of heaven on earth though I prefer the way in which W.B. Yeats puts in “A Dialogue of Self and Soul”:

I am content to live it all again

And yet again, if it be life to pitch

Into the frog-spawn of a blind man’s ditch…

I am content to follow to its source

Every event in action or in thought;

Measure the lot; forgive myself the lot!...

We must laugh and we must sing,

We are blest by everything,

Everything we look upon is blest!

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