By Ted Grussing
… I spent the afternoon with friends at Arcosanti and we got the tour of the facilities. It was to be the new paradigm in urban design; a project begun in 1970 by Paolo Soleri, it is an “urban laboratory focused on innovative design, community and environmental accountability.” More than 7,000 volunteers have helped construct the project and it is worthy of a visit. Originally conceived to host a population of about 5,000, there are currently less than 100 people living there.
You can access the community from their off ramp at I-17 near Cordes Junction, about midway between Phoenix and the Sedona off ramp. Their website is: https://arcosanti.org/ and it is worth your time to take a look at it And then pay a visit to the property. Sometimes dreams and reality mesh and sometimes they do not …
The image tonight is pretty much as shot from the dining room into the stairwell area of the six story main building at Arcosanti. The view out the back window was less than fabulous, so in a place of dreams beauty filled the window with an image of Kendrick Peak; One was there to guide us through and keep us safe and a universe of dreams and other places and times was seeping into the fabric of our reality … fun!
Love the weather and I can envision the snow that is covering the peaks … anxious to fly up there when the weather improves.
Hope your Thanksgiving weekend was enjoyable; into another new week and methinks it shall be a very good one. Keep breathing and smiling … the two go kind of hand in hand.
But from the brooding beauty of the night, and daily dancing shafts of golden sun …
The mystery and wonder of the world … that play the soundless music of the soul
And fill the heart with memory’s olden dreams … From these will come at last your faith in God
— Max Ehrmann