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Aliveness and Harmony, by Christopher Alexander

FaceBook  On Jan 7, 2014 jodi wrote:

 p.s. to good night - i hear you - we were 20 below 0 temp when i left work sunday night w/44 below windchill.  attempt harmony with that!

 

Aliveness and Harmony, by Christopher Alexander

FaceBook  On Jan 7, 2014 jodi wrote:

 thanks for the inclusionary language, rajniknt.  while an ideal most of us cannot reach consistently, i agree.  and your use of the word "center" brings to mind a quote from voltaire that embraces this mystery:  "god is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere."  for a vibrant illustration of this via a richly detailed near-death experience, i highly recommend anita moorjani's "dying to be me."  for me, it brought all of this into a simple, real-life, grounded form.

 

Aliveness and Harmony, by Christopher Alexander

FaceBook  On Jan 7, 2014 jodi wrote:

 i am sorry but the incessant use of "the man," "him," "his," etc. completely ruins this article for me.  i rewrote it for myself using "person," "one," and "she/her."   how lazy to not include half your readers!  you either don't care very much about what you're saying or you don't care about how this makes women feel.  personally, i feel disrespected and excluded and angry.  also, your punctuation is poor enough to make the writing confusing at times.  one's surroundings include the language in which one couches their opinions and thoughts.  as such, the "surroundings" of this article, the relentless exclusionary language, prevented me being in harmony with it or even from taking it in until i rewrote it.  (please excuse lack of capitals, i have a broken hand...an indication of how strongly i feel is that i took time to respond with one-handed typing.)