Tuesday, April 21, 2009

have we lost touch?....

with what William Morris called "the mysterious bodily pleasure, which goes with the deft exercise of the bodily powers." I am reading and enjoying an essay by Paul Harper called the Poetics of Making. But it leaves the challenge that craftsmen do a better job of explaining themselves. I would prefer that those who have no knowledge of crafts and making expand their vocabularies of understanding to embrace the beauty and coherency of making and of craft. In the effort to convey meaning, a crafted object is worth far more than words can convey, but you do need to have some familiarity with the language.

Today at Clear Spring School the first and second grade students will be finishing their Kangaroos and the 3rd and 4th grade students will be working on rockets and space vehicles.

1 comment:

Robin Edgar said...

"the mysterious bodily pleasure, which goes with the deft exercise of the bodily powers"

Careful now Doug. . . ;-)

Interestingly enough the WVC for this comment is hygmeld which, at least for the purposes of *this* comment, I will interpret as alluding to bodily hygiene as in hygiene meld, if U*Us catch my drift. . . :-)